Welcome to day 304 of 365 photos…the resident red shouldered hawk is back. I assume it is the same one because his favorite place to sit is on top of the bluebird feeder, just like last year looking for something to eat.
From allaboutbirds.org: “Whether wheeling over a swamp forest or whistling plaintively from a riverine park, a Red-shouldered Hawk is typically a sign of tall woods and water. It’s one of our most distinctively marked common hawks, with barred reddish-peachy underparts and a strongly banded tail. In flight, translucent crescents near the wingtips help to identify the species at a distance. These forest hawks hunt prey ranging from mice to frogs and snakes“. I guess if he eats snakes – he can stay. 🙂
Also from AOB: “Red-shouldered Hawks return to the same nesting territory year after year. One Red-shouldered Hawk occupied a territory in southern California for 16 consecutive years“. After reading that, I guess I can be pretty sure that this hawk is the same one as last year.
Glad that you stopped by my self-project of a photo a day for 365 days. If this is your first time to my site and you wonder what this 365 days of photos is all about, click HERE to read the original post. Settings are added to the photos so that I can remember what I’ve used and can see if any future photos done with other settings turn out better or worse. Remember, this project is all about my learning more about photography.
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