Red-shouldered Hawk

fog hawkHeading into the city I spied this female Redshoulder crossing over from the lagoon.

She was heading toward some familiar perches and proceeded to land and survey the bushes below.

snake in sight
Something caught her eye.

rsh snake
A snake! What a catch, for her and for me.

10 responses

  1. Debby

    Nice set of photos that tell a great story.
    Last is a beaut.

    December 18, 2012 at 4:34 am


    Terrific series! Made my morning! Thanks.

    December 18, 2012 at 4:41 am

  3. Great sequence!

    December 18, 2012 at 4:42 am

  4. Siobhan Ruck

    Such a beautiful bird. Even the way she carries her snake is elegant.

    December 18, 2012 at 6:24 am

  5. Beautiful pictures!!

    December 18, 2012 at 6:31 am

  6. Mary Kitundu

    I needed her in Texas where I found a rattlesnake in the bathroom of the house we were staying in. Love MOM

    December 18, 2012 at 6:46 am

  7. Great captures including the snake! I love hawks.

    December 18, 2012 at 8:40 am

  8. WOW ! that last shot is amazing ! An odd thing to eat, but ok..I’ll go with it. And the blue on the beak really was incredible.

    December 18, 2012 at 3:30 pm

  9. Awesome!

    December 19, 2012 at 11:58 am

  10. Fantastic catch of the red-shouldered hawk and wonderful tale about Sutro Sam! I love your posts.

    December 24, 2012 at 6:38 am

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