Monday, August 5 2019

CREW Bird Rookery Swamp

The Bird Rookery Swamp Trail is one of the places I visit regularly that's adjacent to Audubon's Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. It has 12 miles trails that include an 1,800-foot boardwalk that's all that's accessible as I write this. Everything after the boardwalk is closed for protection of wildlife. I'm not sure what that entails but I hope it re-opens before too long.

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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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