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29 January 2013 @ 07:12 pm
Red-shouldered hawks  
The General Lew Wallace Study & Museum, where I work, is situated on 3.5 acres of grass and trees in the middle of Crawfordsville, Indiana. It's a gorgeous place to work, not only because of the national historic landmark in the middle of the grounds, but because of the the trees and crazy abundance of fox squirrels. And then there are the hawks. =)

We had a pair of red-shouldered hawks nesting in a tree on the grounds last summer, and we've been hoping like crazy they would come back this year. We know it's likely, but I'm feeling more confident now because we've had one hanging around for a couple of weeks. I think it's the male, scoping his old territory and defending it from any possible invaders.

I got some good shots of him today.

Here's my set of photos on Flickr.

Red-shouldered sitting

Red-shouldered hawk
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daylyndaylyn on January 31st, 2013 07:21 am (UTC)
Oh he's gorgeous! I hope they come back to nest.
Stephanie A Cainstephaniecain on January 31st, 2013 09:52 pm (UTC)
:) Me too!