It's the first Wednesday of March and that means Wildlife Wednesday hosted by Tina at "My Gardener Says....". With windy. cloudy, chilly days still outnumbering clear warm days wildlife sightings are slow.
A Red-shouldered Hawk landed on a low branch just long enough to pose for photos. I'm pretty sure this is a Red-shouldered Hawk since they are the most often sighted soaring high above open fields in our neighborhood.
They are in the process of teaching their yearlings to fly with much squawking and screeching several times a day.
Butterflies are returning to the garden but were not most cooperative in posing. This Black Swallowtail butterfly mesmerized by Texas Mountain Laurel blooms was an exception. The profile shot shows the swallowtail outline beautifully.
Two whitetail doe grazing behind the fence but probably not touching the prickly agarita in the foreground. The odd angle gives a good view of the tail. They are preparing to give birth and increase the herd yet again.
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