Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Red-tailed Hawk with a piece of crow in his mouth....Installment 2: Blurry predator week

Another bad picture, but it was fun to watch the pair of Red-tails eating a crow in the Cedar just beyond the Headhouse parking lot. Sounds gruesome. Michael spotted them, then a number of us watched them. This one is the male; they both ate for a while before the female flew across the road and sat in a Hemlock for a while before taking off for parts unknown. Violence and courtship. Sue says they ought to be already nested and brooding, but this felt like a mating scenario, even before we noticed a third Red-tail circling overhead?!? We'll pay attention and update details.

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