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|This red-shouldered hawk was sitting on a wire. I was able to sneak up on it by driving up close to it, then popping up out of the moon roof of the car.|
MEASUREMENTS: The Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo Lineatus) has a body length of 15 - 19 inches, a wingspan of 3 - 3 1/2 feet, and weighs 1 - 2 pounds.
HABITAT: Mature mixed woodlands near open water, clearings, and rivers are the favored habitats of this hawk. It has also shown a high adaptability to human-altered habitats, including urban areas. This bird resides in the eastern half of the United States and western California.
DIET: Red-shouldered Hawks feed on small mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and insects. This hawk hunts from a perch or during flight.
REPRODUCTION: Like most hawks, Red-shouldered Hawks build a stick nest in a tree. The female lays 2 - 5 eggs that are incubated for 33 days. The young hawks fledge about 45 days later. This bird is usually sexually mature at 2 years.
NAME DERIVATION: The scientific name comes from the Latin words buteo, referring to a kind of falcon or hawk, and lineatus, meaning striped and refers to the tail. The common name suggests that the rufous colored feathers on the wing make the bird look like it has red shoulders. This hawk has also been called Red-bellied Hawk, Winter Hawk, and Red-shouldered Buzzard.
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- [2005-03-19 16:25]
It's hard to capture these in the wild, one look at you and they're gone. I find it funny how you got the shot, way to go.
Abit soft on the focus but I like the POV.
- [2005-03-20 3:59]
Good portrait Manyee the red-shouldered hawk. You have cropped him well, it brings attention to his wanting to fly away. You can see him peering into the distance. A second good photo posted. Well done!
- [2005-03-20 10:39]
Great second post, Manyee.
A not easy shot. You managed it very well.
Thank you very much for sharing so beautifull pictures and for the enjoyment which they give us.
- [2005-04-19 11:34]
Manyee, here, focus is a bit soft, but you did a nice job in your workshop.
Very nice composition to show us this beautiful bird.
Excellent bg, great pov.
P.S.: why didn't you post the workshop photo here?
Well done, like the eye contact and detail!
LOL on how you captured this photo! Great POV, I love the tight crop and the color of the hawk against the blue sky. I actually saw one of these sitting not one foot from the curb on a busy street, I couldn't for the life of me figure out why it was sitting there. I stopped the car, got my girls out and walked about five feet from it and it didn't move. Maybe it was sitting on a kill? Who knows? I was definitely sorry I didn't have my camera on me, you were lucky you did!