Red-shouldered Hawk Hunting in Pond

Red-shouldered Hawk Hunting

I was hoping to find Wood Ducks in this pond but instead found a Red-shouldered Hawk looking for a meal.

Red-shouldered Hawk in Tree
Red-shouldered Hawk in Tree

He snatched a snack coated with vegetation out of the water.

Red-shouldered Hawk Hunting in Pond
Red-shouldered Hawk Hunting in Pond

Then got his balance.

Red-shouldered Hawk Hunting in Pond
Red-shouldered Hawk Hunting in Pond

Then flew to this Wood Duck box with something that might have been a crawfish.

Red-shouldered Hawk Eating His Catch
Red-shouldered Hawk Eating His Catch

11 thoughts on “Red-shouldered Hawk Hunting”

    1. Thank you, Sandra, glad that you enjoyed them. I don’t know how he ever spotted something moving down through that tangle of limbs, and then to snatch it out of the water–pretty neat.

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