Saturday, June 15, 2013

Florida Raptors

I am linking up Camera Critters and I'd-Rather-B-Birdin.

Happy Father's Day!!

 These are some shots of the various raptors we saw while vacationing in Florida.

I am pretty sure this is the Red-tailed Hawk, it has the dark belly band.



 I believe this is the Red Shouldered Hawk

 A different Red Shouldered hawk sighting. My field guide says the Florida Red-Shouldered Hawk has a grayish head. What do you think, do you see a grayish head above?

 We saw the Swallow-tailed Kite often while we were on vacation. It was a cool bird for me to see and a lifer.

I hope you enjoyed my critter post. I hope everyone has a happy weekend. Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your comments. To see more beautiful photos and cute critters
 please visit:  Camera Critters and I'd-Rather-B-Birdin. Thanks to the gracious hosts Misty Dawn of Camera Critters and to Anni of I'd Rather-B-birdin.


33 comments:

Carole M. said...

you sure got some great photographs to share here Eileen; a great photo shoot

Sue said...

You got some pretty good shots, Eileen. For some ODD reason, I don't associate raptors with Florida. LOL-I guess I think they should have nothing but flamingos. How silly!
Have a great weekend...

Red Nomad OZ said...

I can't help you with the identification (I'm not a REAL birder, haha!) but I CAN appreciate your awesome shots! Have a great weekend!

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Eileen Lovely shots of raptors. Have a great weekend. Margaret

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Pretty hawks! I think they are so cute :)

Lynne said...

Great pics of the Critters Eileen!

katerchen said...

das sind Bilder :D :D
DANKE sagt das katerchen der hier ab und an mal einen Milan sehen kann
LG zum Wochenende

grammie g said...

Hi Eileen...Magnificent birds, and very nice shot's of them!! I like the second collage the one to the left !!
Grace

rainfield61 said...

These photos are a good gift for a Father like me, in a Father's Day.

Carole DeAngeli said...

Beautiful raptors!

Maria said...

Wow, these are great profiles, I really like your montages.

Karen said...

As always, terrific shots!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love raptors!! These are some beautiful captures.

DIMI said...

Hallo Eileen!!Great pictures from those amazing and full of beauty,birds!!You are so lucky seeing the raptors!!Hope you have a lovely weekend!!Happy Fathers Day!!
Hugs!!Dimi..

TexWisGirl said...

i'd agree with you on the first 2 hawks for sure. yes, i see a grayish head on the 3rd. :)

Crafty Green Poet said...

great photos of magnificent birds!

Rambling Woods said...

Oh great shots of raptors

George said...

You got some great pictures of the hawks.

Mary said...

Wow, such great shots!
Have a nice weekend!

Debbie said...

you got some great shots eileen!!

i love seeing them, except at my feeders, messing with my little ones!!

have a happy sunday!!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Stunning photos - great poses of the birds - I love to see pictures of birds flying - they are so hard for me to capture.

ladyfi said...

Wow - you got up close to those raptors. Amazing shots!

diane b said...

The raptors are majestic birds. Great shots of them.

Ailime said...

Olá Eileen, maravilhosas fotos dessas aves! Um privilégio poder desfrutar assim da natureza, que também amo muito.Abraço e bom fim-de-semana. Ailime

Gunilla Bäck said...

Fabulous photos of these handsome birds.

Linda Gross said...

You captured good pictures of the hawks!

Celeste said...

Fabulous pictures, I would certainly love to see the Swallow-tailed Kite, what a gem.

Donna Sexton said...

Great shots! I really like the colors of the tree and the sky in the first group.

Poppy said...

These images could easily be paintings - such drama! Amazing!

Poppy

pattisjarrett said...

Great raptor shots. I'm not very good with IDing them. They sure are beautiful.

Noushka said...

WOW, brilliant images of this hawk, Eileen!
Beautiful and impressive!
Well done!

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

do you use a binoculous?

laura.forestdreams:) said...

hey eileen! this was the first post that showed up in my reader...so of course i had to come here first! (i'm wondering where u were in FL??) yeah, you're definitely right about the Red-shouldered hawks. but i THINK the first shot is a juvenile...see how the chest looks different? more dappled looking with dark spots and not yet uniformly tan & white...

great shots!! =)

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