Saturday, July 27 2019

 Red-shouldered Hawk

Red-shouldered hawks are forest raptors. In the east, they live in bottomland hardwood stands, flooded deciduous swamps, and upland mixed deciduous–conifer forests. They tend to live in stands with an open subcanopy, which makes hunting easier. They are not exclusively birds of deep forest, though; one can find red-shouldered hawks in some suburban areas where houses or other buildings are mixed into woodlands. In the west, they live in riparian and oak woodlands, and also in eucalyptus groves and some residential areas.

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Tuesday, July 30 2019

 Great Blue Heron

The great blue heron is a large wading bird common near the shores of open water and in wetlands It's the largest North American heron and, among all herons in Florida. It has head-to-tail length of 36–54 inches, a wingspan of 66–79 inches, a height of 45–54 inches, and a weight of 4.0–7.9 pounds.The great blue herons is roughly twice as heavy as great egrets although only slightly taller than them.

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 Green Heron

Green Herons are a solitary and secretive bird that's stocky, dark colored, and small for a heron. The adult Green Heron has a dark rufous neck, gray belly, and dark, iridescent, greenish-blue back. The upper mandible of the bill is dark, and the legs are bright orange. The juvenile has a brown-and-white streaked neck, slight crest on its dark head, and prominently light-tipped wing coverts. Yellow spectacle-shaped markings surround the eye and extend to the bridge of the bill. These markings are present, but less pronounced, in the adult.

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