Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Red-shouldered Hawk calling and maintaining it's territory


Yesterday I stopped in Resaca de la Palma State Park in the Brownsville,TX area. As I drove into the entrance I heard a hawk calling repeatedly and saw this Red-shouldered Hawk take off from it's perch on a nearby utility pole. It called as it flew, circled several times then flew directly at a Cooper's Hawk perched on another utility pole and causing it to fly away. Clearly this Red-shouldered enforces it's primacy in the territory here. SeEtta