Well hello there.

It’s about that time. Last week I saw this red-shouldered hawk pair getting to know each other. Right time, right place. I was taking photos of yellow-rumped warblers and the female flew in pretty close and on an exposed snag’s branch. Lucky me! I have a few more photos of the whole thing that I’ll […]

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Juvenile Red-shouldered Hawks

Over the last few months, I’ve been watching a Red-shouldered Hawks’ nest at Central Winds Park. 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 […]

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Orlando Wetlands Park, 4/19/2013

We had a pretty good morning at Orlando Wetlands Park. We didn’t see anything terribly unusual, but there were some fun photographic moments. Well, not so fun for rabbits. One of the first sights we saw was a Red-shouldered Hawk with a rabbit (perhaps a Marsh Hare). We also saw several Purple Gallinules, and one […]

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Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)

When I was down in Florida, the most common hawk that I saw was the Red-shouldered Hawk, while here in southeastern Massachusetts the Red-tailed Hawk is usually the Hawk that is seen. This late winter, however, the Red-shouldered Hawk is being observed by me more often. In fact, over my condominium complex. Here in the […]

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Red-shouldered Hawk in Flight

We have many Red-shouldered Hawks here, and I always enjoy seeing them. In Florida we get to enjoy our own variety of Red-shouldered Hawks with an overall lighter plumage than eastern and western varieties.   Tweet

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Birds of Colusa National Wildlife Refuge

Birds of Colusa National Wildlife Refuge

Colusa National Wildlife Refuge is part of the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Complex located about 90 miles North of Sacramento, California’s state capitol. The Sacramento National Wildlife Complex consists of five national wildlife refuges (NWR) and three wildlife management areas (WMA) found in California’s central valley. Colusa NWR is located about 6 miles east of […]

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Orlando Wetlands Park, 2/2/2013

This morning I went to Orlando Wetlands Park. I was hoping to see the Vermilion Flycatchers that were seen there this past November, and I found both without much difficulty. They’re such a beautiful red I can’t miss them even with my red-green colorblindness. They were pretty far a way, but since they’re such pretty […]

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Do You Enjoy Our National Wildlife Refuges?

Do you enjoy our National Wildlife Refuges? Did you know that our national wildlife refuges are home to more than 700 types of birds, 220 varieties of mammals, 250 kinds of reptiles and amphibians, 1,000 species of fish and countless invertebrates and plants. They provide havens for some 280 endangered species, from the Florida panther […]

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