Red Tail On The Hunt

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This young red-tailed hawk is feeding on a bird it caught.

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His prey is more visible in this picture. It was a bird of some type, but I couldn’t identify it.

This young red-tailed hawk has made the mill site his home.ย  He is a hard-working bird as I see him every day at his favorite hunting grounds.

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This is his favorite spot. Every day he spends some time on the powerline watching the field in front of our office.

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At first he would get annoyed when I stopped to take his picture.

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Now he become a great model.

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In case you were worried you weren’t going to get your osprey fix today, here is one for you.

53 thoughts on “Red Tail On The Hunt

  1. Tim,
    I am so glad I discovered your blog and Mary’s. You two have a way of connecting with nature that makes your readers feel present in the moment. These photos are fantastic. Do you sell your work to magazines? Do you have your own art shows?

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  2. WOW, excellent shots! I especially love his “affronted look” where he’s puffed up and looking at you like Alec Baldwin looks at paparazzi. haha Fantastic photos.

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  3. Tim, he certainly is a “great model” and you’ve done a wonderful job of catching him in is element! He looks so harmless when he is fluffed up… but your first shots teach us better.

    Blessings ~ Wendy

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    • I thought he looked less fierce on the pole too Wendy, and you are right it is because he is “fluffed up”. When I took the first pictures I thought it was a mature hawk, until I look at them on the computer I realized it was the young hawk. The little rascal gets around.

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