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The young red shoulder hawks have really been busy...feeding their offspring. They raise two or three sets of twins or triplets each year so there is this constant screeching from either the parents coaxing the young ones out of the nest or the young ones begging for food after they have left the nest. I'm not sure if this one is a parent or the offshoot. I saw it because I was attracted by the loud noise they make. This old light pole has been a favorite landing spot for years as it is a good place to spot a lizard or frog.
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Mar 10 2014 05:30 GMT Annamaria
Awesome shot of this beautiful bird, Larry!! ;-)
Mar 10 2014 05:36 GMT linnywv PRO
Excellent!!!
Mar 10 2014 07:36 GMT Jeanmac
It's an amazing shot of a very beautiful bird!!!
Mar 10 2014 07:44 GMT MargNZ
A wonderful presentation Larry :)
Mar 10 2014 11:07 GMT bandsix
Beautiful bird, nicely captured and very well framed....all in all - a winner!
Mar 10 2014 15:26 GMT Lalbabu
As if saying 'look I am the king',great shot !!!!!
Mar 10 2014 17:52 GMT fhelsing PRO
a wonderful picture!
Mar 10 2014 19:30 GMT EveCN
cool ~~
Mar 10 2014 22:41 GMT wijnie58
Awesome bird shot, Larry..:-))
Mar 11 2014 00:07 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Anna-Maria.
Mar 11 2014 00:09 GMT larrybenedict
Thanks Linny. I shot about 6 or 8 photos and this was the only "keeper."
Mar 11 2014 00:10 GMT larrybenedict
Jean.......a case of "the blind pig finding an acorn every so often."
Mar 11 2014 00:11 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Margaret. A trick I learned from Bandsix Barbara.
Mar 11 2014 00:15 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Barbara. It was the best of several shots. I had the lens extended all the way out (840mm) for this one. A tripod and 2 second delay helped hold down the blur.
Mar 11 2014 00:16 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Lalbabu. 10% of the time, I get a good one.
Mar 11 2014 00:17 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Fleur.
Mar 11 2014 17:42 GMT julie13
Stunning :)
Mar 12 2014 17:49 GMT Papagena
Wow it must always be a great meeting with these hawks !! A fave of course Larry !! ;^)
Mar 12 2014 19:57 GMT larrybenedict
Ruth, I enjoy all the wildlife. The older I get, the more I notice the little things that make each day a joy. I am fortunate to have a large outdoor space to wander with a wide variety of wildlife. For that, I am especially thankful.
Mar 13 2014 16:49 GMT ForestSpirit
What a splendid bird, and your presentation is just perfect!
Mar 13 2014 20:46 GMT larrybenedict
Y thank you Sylvia.
Mar 20 2014 02:12 GMT aquiles PRO
SUPERB !!!!!!!!!!!
Mar 20 2014 02:13 GMT peterpinhole
Agree with Sylvia. Great catch Larry.
Mar 21 2014 03:25 GMT larrybenedict
Thanks Peter

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