My son Will and I came across this red-shouldered hawk while we were driving through a neighborhood in Brookfield, Connecticut, the other day. It’s times like this that I usually don’t have my camera with me, but this time I happened to be prepared.
The red-shouldered hawk is one of New England’s most common hawks, along with red-tailed hawk, broad-winged hawk, Cooper’s hawk, and sharp-shinned hawk. There are other hawks in the region, of course, but these are the ones seen most often. I typically see red-tailed hawks most often, but I’ve been seeing more and more red-shouldered hawks of late.
This hawk was standing on my back porch railing–back in 2013 (5 1/2 years ago now).
Someone told me that this was a young red-shouldered hawk?
I didn’t see any red at all, so I would not have guessed that…
It had such a beautiful face and intense eyes.
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Great photos! Thanks for sending. The red on the red-shouldered hawk is on the front of the bird (chest and belly). A lot of hawks look similar from the back. Thanks again. I look forward to seeing more of your blogl