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:

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

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  2. 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...

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  3. 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!

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

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  5. Pretty hawks! I think they are so cute :)

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  6. Great pics of the Critters Eileen!

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

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

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

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

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  11. I love raptors!! These are some beautiful captures.

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  12. 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..

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

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  14. You got some great pictures of the hawks.

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  15. Wow, such great shots!
    Have a nice weekend!

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  16. you got some great shots eileen!!

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

    have a happy sunday!!

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

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

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  19. The raptors are majestic birds. Great shots of them.

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

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  21. Fabulous photos of these handsome birds.

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  22. You captured good pictures of the hawks!

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

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

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

    Poppy

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

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

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  28. 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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