Juvenile Red-shouldered Hawks

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Over the last few months, I’ve been watching a Red-shouldered Hawks’ nest at . It all started with their courtship along rte 434 just south of the park. Then I found their nest inside the park. I’ve seen the fledgings hanging out on branches by the nest, and now they’re flying around the park. I wasn’t sure how many young ones there were, because there was no good view of the nest. I knew there was at least two. Well this afternoon I found one down by the shore of , and then two near the nest area. I can’t be sure if the one by the shore made it back to the nest area by the time I did, but I have a feeling that that’s what happened. I didn’t see either of the adults, but the kiddos appear to be doing fine.

Red-shouldered Hawk By Lake Jesup

Red-shouldered Hawk #1 Near the Nest (same as above?)

Red-shouldered Hawk #2 Near the Nest

Given how cloudy/shady it was, I had to shoot both of these at pretty high ISO. The first was shot at 1250 and the other two were taken at 3200. But these are nearly full-frame images. They did not seem to mind me one bit.

Scott Simmons

Scott Simmons

, based in Florida, is a lover of nature, landscape, and wildlife photography. Scott became interested in photography in 2001 when he was given his first SLR camera. When he acquired a telephoto lens, he became progressively more interested in birds and other wildlife. Scott enjoys learning about bird habitats and behavior, striving always to take images that are both beautiful and interpretive. Scott believes photography is a great vehicle to help others to appreciate the wonder for the stuff of earth.

Scott Simmons

Scott Simmons

Scott Simmons, based in Florida, is a lover of nature, landscape, and wildlife photography. Scott became interested in photography in 2001 when he was given his first SLR camera. When he acquired a telephoto lens, he became progressively more interested in birds and other wildlife. Scott enjoys learning about bird habitats and behavior, striving always to take images that are both beautiful and interpretive. Scott believes photography is a great vehicle to help others to appreciate the wonder for the stuff of earth.

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