Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Roadside Hawk

I am linking up with Wild Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes

 For this week's wild bird I am sharing my lifer the Roadside Hawk from Belize..A small bird of prey and a common raptor seen in Belize.


The Roadside Hawk is named for its preference for the edges of the forest.  It's diet is mostly insects and small mammals..Also above you can see the yellow eyes..


The range is from Mexico to South America to the northeastern parts of Argentina..



Above you can see its banded tail.  The Roadside Hawk was seen on my birding tour along the Sittee River.. As we birded along the road we stopped to see this hawk..



 Thanks for stopping by my post and for all the nice comments.

Join in and post your birdies and to see more beautiful and wonderful bird photos please visit:
 Stewart's Wild Bird Wednesday and Michelle's  Nature Notes.  Thanks to our host Michelle our host Stewart.  Happy Birding and have a wonderful week!

55 comments:

  1. great to see this lovely raptor; glad you had your camera Eileen

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  2. Wow-those eyes are really something, Eileen. You got some terrific shots.

    Hope you have a wonderful day. Rain here--much needed. Gives me a break from outdoor stuff--and a chance to conquer some dust bunnies!
    :D

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  3. I only saw one of these in Costa Rica so it's nice to see the bird again from Belize.

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  4. Truly some beautiful pictures Videos by this beautiful hawk.
    Beautiful blue background and a beautiful drawing on his chest.
    Very nicely done.

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  5. A handsome looking fellow who can balance on one leg well. Nice shot too.

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  6. Hello Eileen!!
    What a beautiful bird!!Great captures!I like the yelloy eyes of the Roadside Hawk!Great shots!
    Have a happy day!Hugs!
    Dimi...

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  7. Lindas sempre! bjs, tudo de bom,chica

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  8. What a great name for a hawk. At times I feel all hawks would be called "The Distant and Hard to Identify Hawk"!!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  9. Great photos Eileen . . . like the yellow eye shot . . .

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  10. I see those beautiful eyes, and wish i had the sight he does...

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  11. Nice views of a very pretty Hawk!

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  12. i found your blog thrue other bloggers..i will be visitng more...nice blog

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  13. Another beautiful bird, Eileen!Wish you a nice day!

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  14. Raptors are fascinating. I saw a demonstration once of several, including hawks, and they are amazing. Thanks for the pics.

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  15. Great to see this beautiful raptor, Eileen.
    Very well photographed.

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  16. Great job with the photos of the Roadside Hawk, what a beauty! Have a good day, Eileen!

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  17. Beautiful photo, especially the eyes.

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  18. Beautiful wildlife images Eileen.

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  19. Hello Eileen,
    What a great bird. Wonderful shots!!

    Best regards,
    Marco

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  20. Nice you got to capture this hawk. Nice images!

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  21. Oh they are nice shots. I think one of them flew through our yard yesterday!!

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  22. Great picture. There is a hawk in my neighborhood that follows me and my little dog when we go for a walk. Maybe looking for a meal.

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  23. I saw one while in Aruba...have to go look through my pix, Eileen. Do you know what this was?...:)JP

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  24. he looks to be on the larger side!! handsome guy!!!

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  25. Super photos Eileen, you are so talented at getting the perfect setting, I do like the first one with other bare branches. Cheers,Jean.

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  26. Handsome little guy! Love those yellow eyes!

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  27. Truly gorgeous hawk! Great photos, Eileen.

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  28. Your first photo is absolutely marvelous. It's a great portrait.

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  29. Lovely raptor! I thought your title was a description of where you spotted him until I read what you said. I did a post a few years ago called 'shelter hawk' because we spotted him on top of a picnic shelter at a park. (It was a red-tail if I remember right).

    Your life-list really jumped up on your Belize trip. Still envious!

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  30. Very brave and handsome looking "Roadside Hawk", Eileen♡♡♡
    Love the sharp yellow eyes very much♪
    And I don't have to check the word the word "raptor" now, p;)

    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

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  31. Wow...it's beautiful. Just look at those mesmerizing eyes!!!

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  32. Hello Eileen!:) Glad you got a lifer, and yipee, I got my new specs today, and I can now visit and comment. The Roadside Hawk is
    a beautiful raptor,the yellow eyes are piercing, aren't they!Great shots Eilee!:)

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  33. A gorgeous hawk. I love the yellow eyes.

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  34. He's a beauty, Eileen. When I first read your title, I thought you were going to show us a picture of a hawk by the road on your way to work!!!!! ha

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  35. Oh man Eileen!!!! This is one bird I wish I could have had better observations of while I was in Guatemala. Really really sweet shots of this one! I'm hoping on a return trip, I'll get my wish. Amazing pics! Congrats!

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  36. Great shots Eileen! I haven't had the pleasure of getting of a hawk.

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  37. A handsome hawk - doesn't look as big as I would imagine a hawk to be. Lovely photos - thank you for sharing.

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  38. piercing eyes, it's almost scary. Beautiful photos.

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  39. Your trip to Belize was certainly a success! Love seeing this beautiful hawk and your great captures of him.

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  40. Great little raptor. I have seen it many times on trips to Central and South America.

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  41. A name that makes sense ! Here that would be the red-tailed..another name that makes sense. LOL.. Thank you for linking in Eileen...Michelle

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  42. Not just this post but all of your posts are wonderful such lovely nature photos, i may not join in any kind of photo day but I sure am happy to visit all yours, all your posts have stunning nature photos and
    I'm glad that you dropped by mine making me able to see yours, awesome!

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