Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Hawk Cafeteria

While out walking today, I cut through the woods in the back end of Morton Park. I was walking up the path when wings passed over me, and when I looked up I saw a juvenile Redtailed Hawk carrying his lunch (a mouse).

So, after having picked up his meal at the steam table, he looks for a free table.

Ah, there we go! A nice table well out of the traffic flow. Time to chow down.

What's your hurry? Don't rush me, I'm almost done, and then you can clean the table!

Ah! The portrait of a satisfied customer!

© 2009 by A. Roy Hilbinger


  1. Wow! Wild America... Great shots and fun narrative. You must have been pretty close!

  2. Great close ups. I often see hawks riding the thermals around here.

  3. Nice shots, Roy. We have several huges hawks that use our property as a buffet, too. I hate to see them get the little chipmunks.

  4. Gorgeous! I love predatory birds!

  5. Hi Roy,
    I have a gift for you at my website and it is for everyone and I hope you and those who visit your site will stop by to get it. It is very easy, just a quick stop by and you have it. Everyone is seeming to enjoy sharing in this gift and I hope you all do too.

    Take care and God bless.

  6. Fabulous photos. He is soooo beautiful.

  7. wow!! terrific photos....as we mice know it's either eat or be eaten....

    we have a cooper's hawk that visits our backyard who likes to dine on the birds that frequent the feeder!