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.

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Comments

Carole M. said…
great to see this lovely raptor; glad you had your camera Eileen
Sue said…
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
I only saw one of these in Costa Rica so it's nice to see the bird again from Belize.
Helma said…
Truly some beautiful pictures Videos by this beautiful hawk.
Beautiful blue background and a beautiful drawing on his chest.
Very nicely done.
diane b said…
A handsome looking fellow who can balance on one leg well. Nice shot too.
DIMI said…
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...
✿ chica said…
Lindas sempre! bjs, tudo de bom,chica
What a beautiful bird of prey!
Stewart M said…
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
Lynne said…
Great photos Eileen . . . like the yellow eye shot . . .
Sandra said…
I see those beautiful eyes, and wish i had the sight he does...
Montanagirl said…
Nice views of a very pretty Hawk!
i found your blog thrue other bloggers..i will be visitng more...nice blog
Ileana said…
Another beautiful bird, Eileen!Wish you a nice day!
EG CameraGirl said…
What a super photo opportunity!
Linda Kay said…
Raptors are fascinating. I saw a demonstration once of several, including hawks, and they are amazing. Thanks for the pics.
Irma said…
Great to see this beautiful raptor, Eileen.
Very well photographed.
TexWisGirl said…
a beauty! love its dusky head!
Susan (ABON) said…
Great job with the photos of the Roadside Hawk, what a beauty! Have a good day, Eileen!
Blackberry Lane said…
Beautiful photo, especially the eyes.
Linda W. said…
Nice shots of the hawk!
Mersad said…
Beautiful wildlife images Eileen.
Marco Luijken said…
Hello Eileen,
What a great bird. Wonderful shots!!

Best regards,
Marco
Stephanie said…
Nice you got to capture this hawk. Nice images!
Happyone said…
Oh they are nice shots. I think one of them flew through our yard yesterday!!
Missy George said…
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.
A Quiet Corner said…
I saw one while in Aruba...have to go look through my pix, Eileen. Do you know what this was?...:)JP
Debbie said…
he looks to be on the larger side!! handsome guy!!!
Nancy J said…
Super photos Eileen, you are so talented at getting the perfect setting, I do like the first one with other bare branches. Cheers,Jean.
Brian King said…
Handsome little guy! Love those yellow eyes!
Marie said…
Truly gorgeous hawk! Great photos, Eileen.
Pat said…
A beautiful raptor.
George said…
Your first photo is absolutely marvelous. It's a great portrait.
Roan said…
He's a beauty!
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!
Felicia said…
a beautiful hawk.
Karen said…
A handsome bird!
orchid Miyako said…
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*
NatureFootstep said…
a beautiful raptor. :)
HOOTIN ANNI said…
Wow...it's beautiful. Just look at those mesmerizing eyes!!!
Breathtaking said…
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!:)
Gunilla Bäck said…
A gorgeous hawk. I love the yellow eyes.
Betsy Adams said…
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
Chris Rohrer said…
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!
thewovenspoke said…
Great shots Eileen! I haven't had the pleasure of getting of a hawk.
Leora said…
A handsome hawk - doesn't look as big as I would imagine a hawk to be. Lovely photos - thank you for sharing.
piercing eyes, it's almost scary. Beautiful photos.
Gail Dixon said…
Your trip to Belize was certainly a success! Love seeing this beautiful hawk and your great captures of him.
Elaine said…
Beautiful hawk!
David Gascoigne said…
Great little raptor. I have seen it many times on trips to Central and South America.
Rambling Woods said…
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
Lorraine Renaud said…
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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