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A red-shouldered hawk chases a large dragonfly near Sammons Golf Course in Temple. A hawk of the woodlands, it is common in the Eastern United States into Texas and Oklahoma, and in coastal California and the Baja Peninsula, according to the website It hunts by watching from a perch, then swooping down when it locates prey. Its diet includes small mammals, amphibians, reptiles, small birds and large insects, and occasionally fish.