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|This is a picture I took of a Red-Shouldered Hawk that I found sitting on a light post when I was on my usual drive back to my boss's place at the end of the day. He had just finished eating something, so the closer I got to take pictures the more aware he was of me. He finally took off over the little hill nearby, and this was one of the shots I got of him taking off. I know it's not the clearest picture, but I'm still working on getting birds of prey in flight! :-)|
Adult Red-Shouldered Hawk: Buteo Elegans - Similar to Lineatus but more brightly colored head. Head is tawny, rufous breast lacks white barring, gray back and scapulars have whitish markings, and tail bands are wider. (*Peterson's Field Guide - Hawks of North America)
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This is such an interesting shot...I mean who ever gets a shot of a hawk flying this low, so clearly, and in such a neat setting! Of course we all wish you were closer to him so we could see more detail, but I also wish I had a million dollars and a fancy yacht! You snatched a perfect moment in time and I'm really glad to get to see it! TFS!