A Red Shouldered Hawk caught in a Thunder Storm in Palm Beach Country Estates holds his wings out to keep them dry and ready for flight

Red Shouldered Hawk Thunder Storm

Shannon and I went out birding with our Panasonic DMC-GH2 and a telephoto lens I rented for trying our hand with birding pics (Panasonic Lumix G Vario 100-300mm f/4.0-5.6 Micro Four Thirds Lens).

As soon we had piled in the truck with our kids and Zoe to travel to the trail for our walk a Thunder Storm broke. Our nature walk turned in to a nature truck ride through our neighborhood. We got some photos of woodpeckers and a Little Blue Heron.

The most spectacular sighting is a common resident in our woods – the Red Shouldered Hawk. They’re amazing birds. I see them on my runs almost every time I’m out and I always marvel at them. This was a particularly fun spotting because the Hawk was holding his wings out to keep them as dry as possible in the storm. He looked most displeased.

We took quite a few photos and this is one of my favorites, taken from the driver’s side window of our truck. We liked that you could see the drop of water about to drip off of his beak.

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Julian Seery Gude

Renaissance Man in Training