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Juvenile Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)

Posted on Oct 23, 2014

This juvenile Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) had landed only moments before I snapped this photo on Monday morning. Oak trees like this one, in contrast to the maple branch you can see, shed their leaves late in the autumn foliage season. As such they are an ideal spot for a young migrant like this one to stop on the way south while staying out of sight. I snapped a few photos of the bird while on the phone with RTPI’s Conservation Technician Elyse Henshaw. By the time we were off and I looked back it was already gone. Ships in the night…

Red-shouldered Hawk juvenile in oak tree-0490
Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator