Starting in the winter of 2007, our Durham neighborhood was
filled with Red-shouldered Hawks either mating or trying to mate.
Nearly every day we heard the cries of these hawks, and a typical walk around
the neighborhood involved at least one sighting. This page shows
some hawks, mostly from from 2006 and 2007.
Red-shouldered Hawk, Durham, NC,
7/5/07. He was sitting on top of a telephone pole.
Adult Red-shouldered Hawk, Durham, NC, 12/24/11
Red-shouldered Hawk on sycamore
branch, Durham, NC, 2/26/07
Red-shouldered Hawk, Durham, NC, 3/7/07
Red-shouldered Hawks mating, Durham, NC, 3/7/07
Red-shouldered Hawk, Durham, NC, 2/20/07, was
pulling something out of this branch and eating it.
Red-shouldered Hawk, Durham, 1/30/07. Karl
D. Gottschalk took the first two pictures when the hawk was waiting by
the birdfeeder in the front yard; Dorothy E. Pugh took the photo on the
right after the hawk had flown some distance.
Red-shouldered Hawks, Durham, 1/23/07.
These hawks took a break from their mating ritual to take a look at the
Red-shouldered Hawk, Durham, NC
9/17/06. I heard the repeated cries of this bird out in front of my
house and went out to get pictures.
Red-shouldered Hawk, Durham, 12/15/06
Juvenile Red-shouldered Hawk,
Durham, 3/27/05, a visitor to the birdfeeder area in my back yard. I've also
seen one hanging around White-Throated Sparrows in the woods. ID
thanks to Bill Clark of Harlingen, TX.