Tuesday, May 13, 2014

NATURE NOTES, WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY AND ANNI'S BIRD D'POT

 Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park, Florida
January 2014

Please correct me if I am wrong but I believe this is a Red-shouldered Hawk.  He is one of the birds we saw in an enclosure with other birds.  His companions were several other hawks, two beautiful bald eagles which I posted about previously, also owls, all of which had been injured in the wild and were being taken care of by the park.  He was the most vocal and you can hear what he sounds like if you click on this link.   Scroll down to the button and click on it to hear him call. 



























Today I am linking with Michelle's Nature NotesStewart's Wild Bird Wednesday and Anni's Bird D'Pot.  Thanks for hosting these wonderful meme's which I enjoy very much.

52 comments:

  1. He looks like one bird who means business.

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  2. Gosh, Denise , he's glorious. Your images are wonderfully crisp and sharp.

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  3. Quite a magnificent bird of prey, Denise, and nice captures showing him from various angles. Also enjoyed the art created in the previous post. Glad to read you have a nice weekend celebration too.

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  4. Can't help with identification... but he's a great looking bird.

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  5. he is a beauty and so are your shots. You really have got the hang of that camera. The clarity and details is fabulous.

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  6. Oh, he had quite the injury didn't he! I love the clicking sound he makes..it's very familiar, having been a rehabber.
    Jane x

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  7. whatever it turns out to be; he's mighty impressive

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  8. It does have a red shoulder! But thats as far as I can go!

    Wilsons Prom is one of my favourite places, I went camping there the 2nd weekend I was in Australia, and its been a special place for me ever since.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

    PS: there is a brief explanation of why the beach squeaks in this weeks WBW - it will appear in a couple of hours.

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  9. Oh my... He is a beauty! You captured him in all his glory.

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  10. Awesome shots of this red-shouldered hawk. Such a magnificent beauty indeed.

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  11. Isn't that a gorgeous hawk! Beautiful shots Denise. Will he be released back into the wild?

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  12. Perhaps he should run for office! Lovely photos!

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  13. These are marvelous photos of the hawk. I really like the one you used as a header.

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  14. what a lovely bird. great pics.

    Felicia

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  15. Gorgeous hawk, Denise.... You captured some terrific
    close-up shots of him.... WOW!!!!

    Love your header also.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  16. Magnificent bird and wonderful shots.

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  17. What an amazing, beautiful hawk! You got some wonderful photos of him as well. Beautiful!

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  18. Whatever it is, your photos are stunning!

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  19. This bird took my breath away with its beauty, the photos completely do it justice. You captured him brilliantly. What a wonderful creature Denise!

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  20. Your pictures are simply wonderful! Sharp, clear, and fierce!

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  21. Stunning photos of this beautiful bird of prey!

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  22. The Red-shoulder seems in good spirits despite his injured wing. Our blue Jays are good at imitating his call.

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  23. Brilliant captures Denise, he does look like he means business.

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  24. Denise, you took some awesome photos of the Red-Shouldered Hawk! Thanks for sharing, have a happy week!

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  25. The Red Shouldered Hawk is not very common around here, but we actually had two of them in our rehab at the same time. The only ones we had ever had or have had since and they were both there together, though they came from different areas. These are some of the best pictures of them I have seen. You are a very talented photographer. Wonderful job capturing not only the beauty, but the personality of this gorgeous hawk.

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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  26. Beautiful bird and photos ! We have similar type here called a Sparrow Hawk . I counted a total of 20 breads of birds that visit our yard daily in the spring and summers and get the odd new bird in town stop by ! ! I love birdies ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good week !

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  27. Wow! A stunner and he looks talkative too!

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  28. It is a Red-shouldered! And they sure do like to squack!:)

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  29. Wow, some great pics there Denise. Isn't he a powerful looking bird. Lovely feathers too :D)

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  30. He is truly magnficent and he certainly means to be heard.
    Those photographs are wonderful.

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  31. What a fabulous looking bird. It does look like he had a lot to say.

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  32. What beautiful shots Denise -- I liked the turtle story above as well :)

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  33. Beautiful pictures, gorgeous bird:) Regards

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  34. I thought I left a comment here a day or two ago, but I don't see it. I wonder I if my comments go into your spam folder? Puzzling.

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  35. GASP! as a lover of hawks these photos are AMAZING! Thank you for sharing. Love Leanne (cottage tails)

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  36. He's a beauty and I can almost hear him without clicking on the link. You got great catches of him in mid-scream. Makes a wonderful header shot! Oh and I are right about him being a red-shouldered Hawk.

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  37. Brilliant bird captures! Such wonderful detail!

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  38. I'd love to be this close. Such a magnificent bird. You got some really wonderful photos Denise!

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  39. Denise the bird looks gorgeous..very well captured..

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  40. Oh wow. Amazing photos. I love raptors and so grateful to the rehabbers... Michelle

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  41. These shots are fantastic! What a beautiful bird! I love all your images of him!

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  42. Incredible, extraordinary...wonderful!!!

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  43. I can't get over the incredible clarity of your bird photos, Denise. These are really, really impressive.

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