Beautiful photo of a young Red-shouldered hawk by Paul Brewer.

Jackie Brewer noticed it first. She and Paul were  having lunch on their deck when she saw this young hawk. Paul grabbed his camera and got this photo of the moment the bird was launching itself - a juvenile Red-shouldered hawk. Perhaps it has spotted something to eat, perhaps a mouse or a frog, as that eye looks very determined.

immature-red-shouldered-hawk-by-paul-brewerLast year Paul photographed a different juvenile Red-shouldered hawk. Perhaps there is a nice nesting spot somewhere nearby the Brewers home.

immature-red-shouldered-hawk-by-paul-brewerThanks to Paul for allowing me to share his photos with you here. To see much more of Paul's nature photography, here is the link to his website:

To hear the call of this beautiful hawk, here's a link to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology: