Is this guy a Sphinx?
I'm only sure of this ID because I heard this guy call.
An old fruiting body which had been exposed to a hard freeze.
2 red ears basking in Dutchman Creek on Christmas day.
Christmas came early for this Sharp Shinned Hawk!! He was found a couple weeks ago on the refuge, injured and unable to fly. After a stay at Free Again Wildlife Rehabilitation, he is good as new and was released back onto the refuge near the location where he was found.