Red-shouldered Hawk

This Red-shouldered Hawk at Magnolia Plantation took up a number of perches along the entry road, always showing me his same side.

Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk

The area he was watching is not running water but is always wet, likely home to some interesting lunches.

Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk

Every few minutes he moved 20 or 30 feet (6-8 Meters) and I did not see him try to catch anything.

Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, 12/08/2019

 

GBH Stick Run

A few pairs of Great Blue Herons are hard a work building nests at Ravenswood Pond. This male, identified by behavior as the female almost always stays at the nest to receive and organize the sticks, brought material from all around the pond.

Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron

On this trip he headed to the pond edge closest to the nest, which happens to have the walking trail where I was standing.

Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron

He swooped in under a Spanish Moss covered tree.

Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron

December 17, 2019