Monday, December 16, 2013

Red-tailed Hawk Food Fight!!

We were in the right place at the right time when we birded along River Road in Walpole, NH. This stop was at Boggy Meadow Farm.

We saw two raptors fighting. They were just about out of sight in the soft snow. Gerry started shooting pictures and we tried to figure out what was going on. 

One seemed to have the upper hand or should I say "upper wing".

This looks like - Simon says - raise your right hand.

It was quite a dance!

We were still not sure what was going on, but it looked like the red-tail on the left was winning.

At one point, the red-tail on the right was out of sight.

But he seemed to get back up.

The loser takes off.

Then the winner flies away and now it's apparent. The fight was over a pigeon!

The "trophy" looks rather mangled. Hope it was worth it!

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