Red-tailed Hawk Just Prior To Reaching Prey

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This first photo isn’t a classic buteo flight shot but I believe it’s fairly unique for a non-baited image. I’ve occasionally been able to capture raptors as they’re about to land on a predictable perch but this is the first and only time I’ve been able to get a shot I like pretty well of a raptor as it’s about to (or attempt to) “land” on prey it’s seen from a far-away perch. […]

An Accipiter Preying On Rodents Instead Of Small Birds

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Yesterday morning was my first experience with an Accipiter preying on rodents instead of the small birds that they’re best known for eating. […]