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Red-shouldered Hawk

©Delores J. Knowles 2008 -- This Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) was sitting on a low-lying branch waiting for supper to meander by. Of the five subspecies of Red- shouldered Hawk, the one found here in Florida is the palest in color. The Great Horned Owl is often the nemisis of this hawk. They each will take the others’ nestlings for food. It may sound a little gross, but the way to find these hawks’ nests, is to look on the ground for their feces. By the time a nestling is five days old, it can shoot its poop ovr the edge of the nest. Good housekeeping, I guess. Photographed in Lake County, Florida.

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Anna Marie Fritz 21 Dec 2009

Fantastic photo...and...great information. Brava!!!

Gayle Taylor 03 Nov 2008

Absolutely LOVE this shot!!

patrick hodson 17 Jun 2008

truely great photograph,really well done.

Wendy Hokanson 11 Mar 2008

Wonderful shot! I am taking my husband for a tour of your gallery tonight. Beautiful photos of beautiful birds.

Lawrence Untermeyer 09 Mar 2008

Great shot in every way Delores!

Artist Reply: Thanks for the kind comment on my Red-shouldered Hawk image.