Red-shouldered Hawk Calling At Lema Ranch For Skywatch Friday

by Larry Jordan on July 9, 2009

Red-shouldered Hawk

Red-shouldered Hawk Calling From Lema Ranch photos by Larry Jordan

After checking the bluebird trail at Lema Ranch Monday, I was walking around Leah’s Pond and heard a Red-shouldered Hawk screaming.  Well, I guess I could say calling but if you have heard a Red-shouldered Hawk vocalizing, you know what I mean.  I found the hawk, in the top of an oak tree easy enough by following the call.  Here is a photo of him/her calling.

Red-shouldered Hawk Calling

I can’t leave you hanging on the call because once you hear this call, you will always be able to identify it when out in the field.  So I found a video for you, specifically for the vocalization.

I snapped a few pictures of him/her perched then got these as this beautiful bird flew off.

 Red-shouldered Hawk In Flight

Still screaming!

Red-shouldered HAwk In Flight

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Guy D July 9, 2009 at 11:56 pm
Maalie July 10, 2009 at 4:05 am

Great shots! I remember seeing some of those when I visited the Everglades in 2004.
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Larry D July 10, 2009 at 5:58 am

Great series of photos, the video was very interesting I will be listening for this call.
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Dawn Fine July 10, 2009 at 5:48 pm

Awesome pics! thanks for the video too.
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Vickie July 11, 2009 at 1:56 am

This is awesome, Larry! What incredible images and a fun stumble-upon!
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Wren July 11, 2009 at 3:42 pm

Super photos!
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Dan (docforestal on Twitter) July 19, 2009 at 1:31 pm

Great post and pictures. found you thru the retweets, but your button was broken (did it manually tho)

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Chuck McCarty January 29, 2010 at 11:51 am

I spotted a red shoudered hawk sittin a cottonwood tree by our house on Jan. 28 2010. He was there for 2 days. I got some great pictures, as did many other people. We are located in Big River, CA . We are on the Colorado river, across the river from Parker, AZ. Beautiful large bird. it took him 2 days to finally get nervous and leave. Thanks for this website because we were unable to identify him from any of our books. Chuck McCarty


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