The latest amazing photos from our friend, Al Hoffacker:
I had somebody tell me to get out to the “Slough” before dark, where I would hopefully see a Red shouldered Hawk. And sure enough, I did!
The giveaway that one was in the area is in the first photo: “Feeding Station.” On one of the fence posts was the remains of a Florida crayfish with associated “guano” that the bird left as a souvenir.
Lookin’ around I saw the Hawk in a freshly blooming Laurel oak about 50 feet away and he/she was obviously still in an ambush position lookin’ for one last meal before sundown. The bird allowed me to get very close for the attached photo. I believe the Hawk felt it was concealed enough where I posed no threat.
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