Red-shouldered Hawks were abundant and noisy at the Village Creek Drying Beds on this day. I had the opportunity to photograph several of them in many different locations. The hawks were particularly active on this morning. Their calls were heard frequently, and some pairs were observed chasing each other around the VCDB grounds.

This Red-shouldered Hawk was observed standing atop this small metal pipe on several different occasions. It seems to be a preferred perch for this bird.
The persistent winds would sometimes cause the hawk to lose his balance…
…which gave us a nice look at his wing and tail feathers.

There are two Red-shouldered Hawks in this picture. The one at the top right is partially obscured.
This hawk allowed a relatively close approach…
…but quickly left when I got too close for comfort.
Another pair of Red-shouldered Hawks

Observation Details

County Tarrant
City Arlington
Date Oct 7, 2012
Time of Day Noon
Temperature Cool (50-69°F/10-21°C)
Weather Overcast
Habitat Recreation-Park
Type of Behavior Congregating, Roaming
Gender Uncertain
Maturity Adult
Observer Chris Jackson
Main Article Red-shouldered Hawk Observation Location

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