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Red-tailed hawk

Buteo jamaicensis


This hawk was quite focused on a rodent that it had tracked. Even though people passed by quite closely on a walking path, it did not let that disrupt its concentration and it eventually captured its prey.


Mason Farm Biological Reserve


The hawk's hunting technique is described in this blog:

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Maria dB
Maria dB 5 years ago

Thanks, James! I was quite pleased with these close-ups.

James McNair
James McNair 5 years ago

Amazing shots of face.....thank you Maria

Maria dB
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Maria dB

North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Mar 7, 2015
Submitted on Mar 15, 2015

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