January 27, 2015
Looking for supper
We found this red-shouldered hawk sitting on a fence post near Sarasota Florida.
It was intent on something in the ditch.
Red-shouldered Hawks return to the same nesting territory year after year. One Red-shouldered Hawk occupied a territory in southern California for 16 consecutive years.
The oldest-known Red-shouldered hawk was at least 22 years, 5 months old. It was banded in Florida in 1989, and found dead in Florida in 2009, the victim of an attack by another raptor.
source Cornell Lab of Ornithology.