Fun Friday: The Neighborhood Just Got Louder




Last weekend I was working just outside my walkout basement door when I heard a lot of loud, excruciating screeches coming from my back yard. Walking around the corner, I spotted a Red-shouldered Hawk circling over the woodland. Hearing one of these hawks is not atypical; a pair has been nesting in my neighbor’s yard […]

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Close Encounter From the Kayak




While on a kayak outing a few years ago, I ran across this juvenile Red-Shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus). Normally, it is quite difficult to approach this species, but sitting low in the water in the kayak, I was not seen as a threat. Here are a few of the many images I captured of this […]

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An Accepting Young Red-tail




After I completed my kayak on Tuesday morning, I loaded up the kayak and headed to the nearby natural prairie for a quick hike around the upper meadow. Upon completing that, I began the drive back to my rural home. Since the kayak area was on the way, I made a short detour to drive […]

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A Thing of Beauty




During my kayak outings over the past few mornings, I have consistently run into a pair of juvenile hawks, Red-shouldered Hawks (Buteo lineatus) I believe (if I’m wrong on the ID, please let me know). Their regular activity has been for one of the hawks to fly into a dead tree, closely followed by the […]

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Fun Friday: Got Mice? Use a Natural Exterminator!




Over the past few months, I’ve featured several posts on the wonderful Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus). But yesterday morning, I was treated to a wonderful sight on my covered front porch at home. While looking out the window, our Red-shouldered Hawk flew onto the railing that goes around the porch. Although not a common sight, […]

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Myakka’s Red-shouldered Hawks




During my recent visit to Myakka River State Park, in west-central Florida, I was pleasantly surprised to be able to walk outside my cabin and photograph a pair of Red-shouldered Hawks, sitting among the cabbage palms. As all my past experiences, this pair of hawks was not at all afraid of me, allowing me to […]

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More Red-shouldered Hawks




Last night I was searching my archives for some wintering bird photos that was requested by one of my readers. Did not find the ones I was looking for (will continue my search later), but I did find a couple more Red-shouldered Hawk images that I thought I’d share today (if you missed my other […]

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I’ve Got My Eye on You!




A few days ago, when Missouri experienced a harsh winter storm, including snow and ice, I found this Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) sitting in an icy tree overlooking my driveway. He kept looking off to his left, right at my birdfeeders which are located on my covered, front porch. By the way, note the sharp […]

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Northern Harrier Delight




(A re-post from 2 years ago) During my weekend short-eared owl photo trip, I also photographed a lot of Northern Harriers (Circus cyaneus) that were active over the prairie. I always enjoy watching the harriers, flying low and often hovering over the tall grasses, in search of mice and other small animals. Today’s post includes […]

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Falconry, Revisited




(Note: This post originally published in early 2011) A few years ago, when I was still working in the corporate world, I found out that one of my colleague’s husband was involved with falconry, the art of training birds of prey to hunt. Actually, there are many different kinds of birds of prey used in […]

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