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Red-shouldered Hawk Watching Me

My goodness, I actually went right by this Red-shouldered Hawk, while I was trying to follow another bird in flight.

Thankfully my peripheral caught it, and I slowly stepped back a few in hopes s/he wouldn’t fly.


Red-shouldered Hawk watching me


Just after I snapped the above shot, the hawk took flight.


Red-shouldered Hawk


S/he didn’t fly very far before landing again.


Red-shouldered Hawk


Red-shouldered Hawk Close-up (cropped from the above photo)


Wow, I loved how close we were to each other!  Close enough to feel the intent stares thrown my way.  I gave a quick “thank you” to the hawk and left it to get back to its hunt.

 — Photos taken at Big Cypress Swamp National Preserve



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