Red-shouldered Hawk

We spotted three or four Red-shouldered Hawks today at the edge of the swamp today, mostly sitting in the sun and occasionally calling in their high-pitched whistle.

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This one spotted a snack, dropped down to the ground and came back with what appears to be a frog.

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He held the frog in his beak for over a minute and the photos don’t show any sign it was alive.

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He landed on stick that made for nice photos in the afternoon sun.

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I didn’t see the hawk actually eat the frog–he may have dropped it.

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If so, he didn’t seem concerned.

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Click on any photo for a larger view.

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