Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Same Red Tailed Hawk--Different Squirrel/Day

Yesterday the immature Red Tailed hawk returned to Springbrook's feeders to work on the squirrel gene pool once again.

It had no difficulty, but was more wary of this photographer and flew to a fence post after the kill.

The sun was out, so better photo opportunities.

When on the ground mantling works perfectly as in previous entry photo, but when on a post, it only works for those above.  From this angle, the squirrel/food is pretty obvious.
This time the hawk started at the head and carefully ate every shred of bone, muscle, and any other tissue except skin and fur.

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