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Old Jun 12, 2009, 4:15 PM   #1
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Today in Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge I came accross a Red-winged Blackbird diving at a Red-shouldered Hawk. In one photo I also Captured the moon, out of focus since the birds and the moon could not be captured with the same focus.

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Nice ones Ed!
Isn't it amazing how a little ol' RWB can make a majestic hawk look so cowardly?
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when i first lived here i had plenty of tri-colored here..
for some reason i haven't seen one in at least 17 years..

reasons???

i was also very adept to their call.. i had a cat that would bite me if i used it..
about as funny as it gets and a great pet.. RIPguy
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Amazing series, just getting that little black bird in focus is stunning.

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Old Jun 12, 2009, 7:27 PM   #5
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Ed,

Nice shots.

I, like robar have not had a Red Winged Black bird at my feeder for over 20 years. Out of nowhere they appeared again this spring. There song is wonderful and I hope they stay through the year again.

I have seen Crows chase Hawks but never anything as close as you got. Great pictures.

My sister lives in Lake Worth. When I visit with her this year I will make it a point to get over to Loxahatchee.

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Old Jun 12, 2009, 8:31 PM   #6
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Looks like a moon lit bombing run. Sone neat captures.

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Amazing shots.

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Terrific series, well captured.
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These are really nice pictures! The red wing blackbird is actually fairly common in our area, but for some reason, I rarely actually see them. They seem to be very good at hiding from me. I once watched a scrub jay screeching and diving at a raven. The raven totally ignored it, then left when it finally felt like it. Quite funny, really.
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