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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Local Hawk In A Yard

I came across this red-shouldered hawk recently perched in a small tree.  While watching and taking photos I was hoping that it would swoop down on prey while I was there...



Suddenly, it dove for the ground, making me anxious to see what the menu item was going to be...


 
I was surprised to see a night crawler hanging from its beak...
 
 
The worm disappeared quickly...
 
 
And the hawk left almost as quickly to continue the hunt...
 
 
I last saw it in the glow of a setting sun...
 
 
 
I hope this bird hangs around for a while and provides more photo opportunities in the future.
 
Thanks all, for visiting.


1 comment:

  1. Excellent photos, Steve. That was a great encounter.

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