I recently had a neat experience with a pair of Red-Shouldered Hawks at what used to be a golf course near where I live. The golf course (Kings Grant) shut down years ago and there has yet to be major redevelopment. It's all in the courts I think. Meantime, nature is taking over, making a cool site for birders.
I can't recall ever coming upon a pair of Hawks together like this. What a handsome couple they make! And so cute, sharing a perch like they are.A little Hawk affection?
I have run a few times along North Charleston's new section of the Palmetto Commerce Parkway which includes a biker/hiker path. Good job local planners! Anyway, I've seen Red-Shouldered Hawks on each visit. The next two photos were taken along that route. Always bring the camera cuz you never know...
Red-Shouldered and Red-Tailed Hawks-- both beautiful raptors and always a treat to see and, better yet, photograph.