With no leaves on the trees the Red-shouldered Hawks are easy to spot when they are around the edges of the swamp. Their red-orange color palette and size stand out even when they aren’t moving.
After first seeing this one I was able to get an unobstructed view from a little further along the trail.
He appeared to be looking for a snack as he studied the ground.
After about 20 minutes he flexed his wings and I expected him to fly, hoping it would be left to right in front of me.
Not to be, he settled in facing the other way.