Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Red-tailed Hawk Super Bowl spread

Springbrook Nature Center has a juvenile Red-tailed Hawk who has been hunting squirrels and other tasty treats right around the main building. The feeders are well-stocked, and so there is the expected plethora of birds, as well as small mammals that appreciate the spilled seeds. The hawk started his Super Bowl Sunday with a shrew that he deftly caught, right outside a main viewing window. We also saw him - at very closer range - enjoy a Downy Woodpecker later on. Picked up feathers after his meal. Of course - I brought only my small camera so did not get good pics. The last pic in this series is of the bird sitting right over a suet feeder that we use on bird banding days.

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