Pair of Red-shouldered Hawks
This past March, it was shortly after sunrise when I spotted this pair of Red-shouldered Hawks perched alongside the road.
Always a treat to capture a pair together, I quickly pulled over and walked back.
Red-shouldered Hawks (male on left, female on right)
The male was focused on the marsh below them, and suddenly dove. I stayed with the female to see what she would do. She remained motionless, except for just a downward tilt of her head to watch her mate in action.
Female Red-shouldered Hawk watching her mate on the ground
(These photos were taken along the Tamiami Trail (US 41) that passes through the Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park.)