Mating Red-shouldered hawks at Salem Pond

I watched a male RS hawk foraging for insects (I think). It would perch low and then fly a short distance to the grass where it appeared to eat something from there, and then return to the perch. This happened 10-15 times. Then a female joined him, and she did the same. The killdeer and starlings were feeding in the grass, too.
Then the male RS-hawk joined the female on her perch, and he called as they mated.
Driving home I saw another pair diving in the air, and there is a pair over the house now, calling. Tis the season.
Eddie Owens
Cary NC

Location:    Salem Pond Park
Observation date:    2/13/11
Number of species:    30

Canada Goose    25
Mallard    2
Hooded Merganser    2
Great Blue Heron    1
Red-shouldered Hawk    2
Killdeer    7
Ring-billed Gull    1
Mourning Dove    3
Belted Kingfisher    1
Red-bellied Woodpecker    1
Northern Flicker    2
Blue Jay    7
American Crow    4
Fish Crow    2
Carolina Chickadee    9
Tufted Titmouse    2
Brown-headed Nuthatch    2
Eastern Bluebird    9
Northern Mockingbird    4
Brown Thrasher    1
European Starling    6
Yellow-rumped Warbler    16
Eastern Towhee    2
Song Sparrow    9

Swamp Sparrow  1
White-throated Sparrow    3
Dark-eyed Junco    2
Northern Cardinal    8
House Finch    3
House Sparrow    1

This report was generated automatically by eBird v2(http://ebird.org)

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About birdingatbond

I love birding! And I live near Fred G. Bond Metro Park in Cary, NC.
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