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~A Patch of Red~

Photo location: Blue Run of Dunnellon Park, Dunnellon, Florida


Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk

While staying at Rainbow Springs State Park in Dunnellon, Florida we drove a few miles¬†to hike the beautiful¬†trail system the town of Dunnellon opened in 2008. What an¬†amazing achievement for this lovely small town. This recreation area offers locals and visitors, from around the world, the opportunity to get outside and¬†enjoy¬†nature and to see the “blue” Rainbow River up close.

We hiked this trail with friends who live in a nearby town; we enjoyed their company and the beautiful scenery. We have camped at Rainbow Springs State Park several times, but had never hiked this area and we are so glad we did.

This hawk was spotted by Howard as we walked the Blue Run Trail. It¬†was sitting on a tree branch that grew¬†out across the trail. Howard, actually didn’t see the hawk at first, but almost felt a little gift as we walked under the tree.

Of course we all stopped to admire its beauty. I guess this Red-shouldered Hawk¬†didn’t appreciate our admiration, because it flew out into a marshy area and this is where I was able to take my photo as it sat there looking up at some small birds.

Coming, more photos from Rainbow Springs State Park…

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