Saturday, September 19, 2020


 "A Dash of Red"
This Red-Shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) is a medium-sized hawk with broad, rounded wings as with most from the Buteo genus. It is know for it's splash of red on it's shoulders and a hint of color in its tail. Females can have a wingspan up to 50 inches, but only weigh up to 2 lbs. This species is monogamous and territorial. Depending on the habitat, this hawk preys mostly on snakes, frogs, insects and mice. I have also witnessed this species hunting fish successfully.

(c) Kelly Shipp Photography
Photo # KS3_1224c.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

"Bath on the Rocks"...

A female Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) takes a bath in a bed of rocks.

Photo # KS9_2573c2. July, 2016.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.