Many Hawks overwinter on the Mendonoma Coast, but several are year round residents.

Winter is a good time for spotting hawks. Where there are open meadows, you can often spot a hawk sitting on top of a telephone pole looking for its next meal.

Paul Brewer spotted this Hawk, just as it took flight. It is a immature Red-shouldered Hawk, a hawk of the forest.

Immature Red-shouldered Hawk by Paul Brewer

Red-shouldered Hawks are found where there are tall trees and water, and they are year round residents of the Mendonoma Coast. Their call is a plaintive whistle. If you'd like to hear it, here is the link to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology: http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Red-shouldered_Hawk/sounds

To see much more of Paul's nature photography, here is the link to his website: http://www.capturingnatureswonders.com/

I thank Paul for allowing me to share his photo with you here.

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