Our Visitor Is A Red Shouldered Hawk

Red-shouldered Hawk comes to visit in Timber Greens, New Port Richey-Florida

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Our Visitor Is A Red Shouldered Hawk

Our Visitor Is A Red Shouldered Hawk.  Okay, it was the Fourth of July and you were expecting maybe an eagle but this beautiful Red-shouldered Hawk was prancing around on my neighbors bushes. (updated 6/2016).

He had a hawk-eye out for the anoles (lizards) hiding in them. I took a picture of him on the bushes but then he decided to give me an even better picture to take. I think he’s gorgeous (so does he). He was our Fourth of July gift.

Our Visitor Is A Red Shouldered Hawk

Our Visitor Is A Red Shouldered Hawk

They eat lizards, toads, and small birds. They will also try to grab rabbits, squirrels, and other creatures of that size. Yesterday, I watched him go after a small white heron in the pond. The heron got away. And, you need to keep your cats and small dogs inside if they are around. They may not be able to eat them but they will try to grab them and pick them up to fly off with them.

Our Visitor Is A Red Shouldered Hawk

Just a note: I broke a toe rushing out to get these pictures. Oh well, it only hurt for a little bit and it was worth it!
We love living in Timber Greens. It’s a gated, golf community for 55+.  It is gated/with guards (24/7).And, so very friendly.
 We have so many wild critters including deer, foxes, the occasional bobcat, hawks, kites (a bird), herons, egrets, storks.
Timber Greens is off River Crossing Blvd., between Little and Starkey Roads in New Port Richey, FL.
 
Take a look at this Florida Moose
 
And a Cardinal in Timber Greens
 
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Toni Weidman, GRI
Broker-associate
Sailwinds Realty, Trinity, FL 34655
727-237-0083

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Our Visitor Is A Red Shouldered Hawk

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Author: Toni Weidman

Experience Counts! I have been selling homes in West Pasco and Pinellas counties-Florida for over 25 years. Craig & I run Trinity Pets Yappy Hour for animal rescues. And a Broker-associate with Sailwinds Realty, Trinity. Craig and I run Trinity Pet Sitters LLC.