Monday, March 8, 2010

Bird of Prey in Lucky Hammock

On Sunday my husband and I saw this amazing bird of prey at Lucky Hammock, an area near the Eastern entrance to Everglades National Park. The bird perched on a dead branch, seemingly posing for us so that we could get a good close look. We also saw catbirds and warblers.

I could use some help identifying the hawk. It looks like it could be a Harrier, a Sharp-Shinned, Red-Shouldered or a Red-Tailed? It looks immature.

1 comment:

  1. Colin Gjervold Tampa, FLMarch 8, 2010 at 9:12 AM

    Red-shouldered Hawk...notice the checkered secondaries on the wing...a Broad-winged Hawk would be solidly colored secondaries.