Hawk sitting overhead as I wait at a traffic light

December 2nd, 2013, 11am

It was 19.4°C. The breeze was gentle.

Red-shoulder hawks are the one of the only hawk species that will perch on utility wires, so I’ve been able to identify these birds easily.

I seen quite a few perched like so during my year in central Florida. Today I was able to get close - though in my car. I quickly got the photo with a camera app. The colors are mostly true.

Another glorious sunny day in Fla.

But most people sitting in traffic don’t notice the things around them. There are often flocks of ibis along the road, or egrets and herons flying overhead, or hawks and vultures soaring high above, but folks don’t pay attention.

It’s a weird juxtaposition here. The wildlife and nature is truly stunning, but it’s overlooked and paved for sprawl.

Shu said thanks.

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Frank Carnevale

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