Today, a friend of mine (Vic Berardi) forwarded me an email he received that he thought I would enjoy. A friend of his (David McNicholas) sent him a few pictures he took of a Red-shouldered Hawk from Florida plucking a small Bullhead Catfish out of a pond. The sequence of photos (below) is just so neat to see, and I am thankful David readily agreed to let me post them here. Red-shouldered Hawks are known to feed near water on wetland prey such as frogs, crayfish, etc., or in dry fields, catching things such as mice, snakes, lizards or anything small enough to seize. I have never seen a Red-shoulder catch a fish...I have heard of it happening very infrequently, and saw one catch a frog from a small pond once, but never this. These photos really capture that drama well, it's almost like being there. David McNicholas photographed this sequence today (January 25th) at CREW Bird Rookery right near Corkscrew Swamp in southern Florida.