Several red-shouldered hawks frequented the area including at least one juvenile as well as some adults. This first page displays some of their eating actions.
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Juvenile on the left and an adult on the right. One of the few times I've seen hawks close to each other.
This juvenile hawk seems to be trying to figure out what happened to what it thought it grabbed.
Where did it go?
Some young juvenile hawks, such as this one, have blue eyes which will eventually turn brown. This bird's stomach still retains some of the light-brown feathers on its chest.
The banding on the tail is clearly visible on this adult hunting in the same area.
This adult red-shouldered hawk has just grabbed a mouse. The light-colored head of this hawk is apparently common among the species residing in Florida.
Close view of the catch.
Not sure what this hawk is doing as I didn't notice anything in its talons, but it's a great feather display.
Through my second story window I noticed this hawk eating something.
It's eating a bullfrog.
I went outside to get a better image and the hawk heard me even though I went out the far door so as not to disturb it.
The hawk flew to this tree. However, there's no frog with it.
Here's the remains of the bullfrog.
All photos © S. M. Garver