Juvenile Red-shouldered Hawk

During my visit last week at Blackwater NWR, I also had the pleasure of watching and photographing this juvenile Red-shouldered Hawk, who had its focus on the marsh grasses below.

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Juvenile Red-shouldered Hawk


The hawk changed its perch, landing lower and closer to me.  The little birds were alarming frantically in the marsh grasses around me, some flitting about in and out of the reeds.  The hawk was watching them.

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Juvenile Red-shouldered Hawk


I started fearing the worse.  I really didn’t want to watch this beautiful hawk catch his meal.

Another perch change, with a heads-up look at me.  Of course, it knew I was there, even though I barely moved the whole time.

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Juvenile Red-shouldered Hawk


Then the young Red-shouldered Hawk went back to his/her focus into the grasses below.

I decided then it was time to move on and leave the hawk to its task.   It was best for the both of us.



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