Several juvenile Red-shouldered Hawks have been seen.

It's always a treat to see a Red-shouldered Hawk. Mark Simkins recently photographed a young one near Manchester sitting on a fence post.

A juvenile Red-shouldered Hawk by Mark Simkins

And Robert Scarola spotted a juvenile in the Sea Ranch area. These hawks are year round residents of the Mendonoma Coast.Juvenile Red-shouldered Hawk by Robert Scarola

Robert also photographed this forest hawk on a rainy day and the bird doesn't look pleased!

Juvenile Red-Shouldered Hawk in Light Rain by Robert Scarola

These hawks have a distinctive call. You can hear it at this link to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology: http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Red-shouldered_Hawk/sounds

Here is what an adult looks like, photo taken by Jim Garlock. No more brown head!

Red-shouldered Hawk by Jim Garlock

Thanks to Mark, Robert, and Jim for allowing me to share their photos with you here.

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