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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

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