BRANDON, FL – NOV 7, 2015: A Red-shoulder hawk (Buteo lineatus) is shown here perched on the roof of Zaxby’s Restaurant searching for prey in Brandon, Florida.
Red-shouldered hawks in Florida stay all year round in the same nest, rehabbing it with sticks and local debris when needed. This particular hawk is marked with yellow legs with a yellow and grey beak.
This species have been known to form life-style patterns, so this particular hawk could most likely be spotted here again in the morning hours.
Deforestation is the main threat to this species like many others. Red-shoulder hawks usually don’t travel too far away from wooded areas where they often nest.