This morning I dropped by Central Winds Park. As I drove into the park, I saw lots of birds in the grass by one of the football fields. It looked like a mixed flock of grackles, cowbirds and starlings. On my way out I decided to drive by that area, but all the birds there had scattered. Then I found out why. There was a Red-shouldered Hawk in the grass with something it caught. I angled my car to get a view of it out my passenger-side window, turned the car off, and took a few shots. At one point, I decided to move the car a little to get a better view, but at just that moment it flew off with three other hawks following it. I never had a good look at the bird it caught. it looks like the tail feathers are sticking up in these photos; I'm guessing it's a boat-tailed Grackle tail, but I'm very open to other interpretations.
Terrific photographs of this very handsome hawk! So striking against the green grass.ReplyDelete
I love the lighting on the Hawk, and I would agree, Grackle, All the best Gordon.ReplyDelete
Wonderful images and capture.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Julie! They are pretty birds. They're very common here, but this guy helped me not take them for granted.ReplyDelete