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Red-shouldered Hawk, Early Morning

Ted and I took a stupendous boat tour at Okefenokee Swamp a few days ago.

Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk

This Red-shouldered Hawk was the first bird of the day, shortly after sun rise.

Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk

He looks a little tattered, but he had no trouble with his flight skills.

Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk

The Okefenokee Swamp is a shallow, 438,000-acre, peat-filled wetland straddling the Georgia–Florida line in the United States. A majority of the swamp is protected by the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge and the Okefenokee Wilderness.

Red-shouldered Hawk

Red-shouldered Hawks around Magnolia Plantation and Gardens are pretty tolerant of people passing by.

Red-shouldered Hawk - Rear View
Red-shouldered Hawk – Rear View

With human foot traffic mostly limited to paths due to the various ponds and swamps the raptors have a lot of space that is just theirs.

Red-shouldered Hawk - Front View
Red-shouldered Hawk – Front View

This one took off over a swamp with a “I’m traveling” flap of his wings, not “I’m going for prey” dive giving me a nice level view.

Red-shouldered Hawk In Flight
Red-shouldered Hawk In Flight

The best thing about winter is leaf-less limbs, that often can be in the image without obscuring a passing bird.

Red-shouldered Hawk In Flight
Red-shouldered Hawk In Flight