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Kites in the sky

Swallow-tailed kites have left the skies over Florida, sailing for the tropics. I look forward to their return in the spring.

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Red-shouldered hawk

I think Red-shouldered hawks have lost their fear of me here at Corkscrew, waiting patiently for my walking to disturb some lizard, or frog, or snake, at which they will swoop past to snatch in an instant. They watch with … Continue reading

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Red-shouldered hawk

A Red-shouldered hawk, Buteo lineatus, screams by on its way to forest cover. A most common hawk of the woodlands at Corkscrew Sanctuary.

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Osprey

An osprey, Pandion haliaetus, manages a fish dinner from a perch in a slash pine at the edge of Corkscrew Sanctuary.

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