Redshoulder on the Hunt

Here is a lovely molty Shoulder with prey in Bolinas, not far from my house. I happened upon this hunt on my drive home and it affirms my notion that any hawk on a pole can be worth stopping for.

It left the roadside perch and headed to a distant row of pines.

Spotted a Gopher and dove straight down onto it.

Fled along the fence line to find a quiet place to feast.

Double checked for nearby threats before digging in. A raven landed on a nearby branch and the hawk took its meal to go (see the very first pic).

3 responses

  1. Sarah

    Thank you for your beautiful photos!

    August 2, 2011 at 6:03 pm

  2. RKB

    Amazing sequence. The last picture, of the hawk looking backward is telling and unusual.

    August 3, 2011 at 1:27 am

  3. Tai

    Your photos really capture the very essence of these birds– their movement, their character, their color and spirit. Just beautiful. Am so happy to have found your blog.

    August 7, 2011 at 6:04 pm

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