he was hiding in this tree before taking off
Photo by Liam O'Brien.
The legs were crazy long and...up at a cool angle.
Wootons Landing, MD October 12, 2014.
another shot of the same red-shouldered hawk close up, he turned around for me
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.