Red-Shouldered Hawk

This afternoon while taking a break from Book promotion (a lot more than I expected) I did some birding from the car.

While driving north of Damariscotta Lake I saw something large fly across the road in front of me. I figured it was probably a Red-tailed Hawk but I slowed to check it out.

To my surprise it was a beautiful adult male Red-Shouldered Hawk . . . a rare winter visitor in Maine.

He was very tame, and let me photograph him from the car for about 20 minutes when the crows found him and mobbed him off.

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