Red-shouldered Hawk

Red-shouldered Hawk Grooming

This Red-shouldered Hawk was having a grooming session right out in the open.

Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk

The RSHs frequently feed at the edge of the ponds which is probably how he got a wet chest.

Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk

It was interesting seeing him from below, which was the only angle I could get.

Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk

And his wing spread out.

Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk

He was intent on his personal care but I had no doubt he also knew every movement around the pond.

Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk

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