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Red shouldered hawk scoping out a potential meal I was waiting for the beaver to show up in the pond when this big gal stopped to check out some wood ducklings. She weighed it out for a few minutes before going across the pond with her mate for easier prey. Buteo lineatus,Geotagged,Red-shouldered Hawk,Spring,United States,lineatus,red-shouldered Click/tap to enlarge

Red shouldered hawk scoping out a potential meal

I was waiting for the beaver to show up in the pond when this big gal stopped to check out some wood ducklings. She weighed it out for a few minutes before going across the pond with her mate for easier prey.

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  1. Nice find!
    Had to re-identify it, because the system created a duplicate species entry, sorry.
    Posted one year ago

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The Red-shouldered Hawk is a medium-sized hawk. Its breeding range spans eastern North America and along the coast of California and northern to northeastern-central Mexico. Red-shouldered Hawks are permanent residents throughout most of their range, though northern birds do migrate, mostly to central Mexico. The main conservation threat to the widespread species is deforestation.

Similar species: Falcons
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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Uploaded May 4, 2018. Captured May 3, 2018 20:06 in Beaver Pond Trail, Decatur, GA 30033, USA.
  • NIKON D500
  • f/6.3
  • 1/80s
  • ISO2000
  • 500mm