Portrait of a Red Shouldered Hawk
Canon Canon EOS 7D Mark II
10287712/1000000 sec. /
Mercer Meadows County Park
Central New Jersey about 20 minutes from Pennsylvania
This gorgeous bird was actively hunting when I approached from the side. I was in no way hidden, she knew I was there but for some reason she displayed no signs of caring. I was able to approach to about 20 feet away. I snapped this photo and backed away as slowly as I approached. I observed from a distance for about 30 minutes before she swooped down and grabbed what looked like a mole.