Hawk feeding on dead animal in the street. Observed by Judy Bryant
Can't believe how close I was able to get. Took the picture from only about ten feet away on an iphone.
Recently fledged juvenile.
Pair heard along bike trail
Appeared to be a juvenile, molting into adult plumage, being harassed by two mockingbirds.
Fledgling. Don't know my raptors enough to call it. Felt bad for the kid as the crows bombarded it.
The Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) is a medium-sized hawk. Its breeding range spans eastern North America and along the coast of California and northern to northeastern-central Mexico. Red-shouldered Hawks are permanent residents throughout most of their range, though northern birds do migrate, mostly to central Mexico. The main conservation threat to the widespread species is deforestation.