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Red-shoulder Hawk Update: 062421

This morning, I photographed the young Red-shoulder that recently fledged. It was
calling from a tree. Stunning young hawk.
Its sibling, which fell out of the nest three weeks ago, is still at The Raptor Trust and learning to fly. It will be released no sooner than a week or two from now -- away from the nest, which is near downtown Allendale, traffic, pets, rat-poison bait stations, etc... I will share photos of the young Red-shoulder at The Raptor Trust in the coming days.
(The Raptor Trust has saved several Allendale Red-shoulders over the past 20 years. They are a great organization.)