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Old 12-01-2020, 07:23 PM
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He should have ducked.
Old 12-01-2020, 07:31 PM
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Originally Posted by captbone View Post
he should have ducked.
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Old 12-01-2020, 07:44 PM
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That is kick ass Cobra Kai style
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What did the falcon do? I can't tell. Did it "club" the mallard? You can see the duck's head raise slightly just before impact... definately didn't duck (nice work, btw, captbone).

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Like a barracuda with a ARS on the line, no warning, just wtf is all that’s left.....for the snapper and the angler.

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I'm pretty sure the duck had his neck snapped and died instantly. Lesson: Nature is not fair, and we are part of nature.
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Reminds me of this:

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I lived in a region that had Peregrine Falcons, but before I knew that I kept hearing a swooshing sound out in the fields. It took me the longest time to put that together. And what tipped it off was when I was finally able to place the location of the sounds I would notice a fluttering of loose feathers in the air falling to the ground. That is one bad ass bird.
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Raptors are some of the most evasive and efficient killers in the animal world. I have a hawk that patrols my backyard for birds and squirrels. I've seen it catch several but the birds are the most spectacular, right out of "thin" air in a puff of feathers!!
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Originally Posted by Bailey Boat View Post
Raptors are some of the most evasive and efficient killers in the animal world. I have a hawk that patrols my backyard for birds and squirrels. I've seen it catch several but the birds are the most spectacular, right out of "thin" air in a puff of feathers!!
After watching my hawks, I have concluded they eat mostly grasshoppers and lizards.
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Originally Posted by Fish Haid View Post
After watching my hawks, I have concluded they eat mostly grasshoppers and lizards.
put a live chicken out there. there menu will change real fast.
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Originally Posted by Rolandt03 View Post
put a live chicken out there. there menu will change real fast.
Back as kids a bunch of us would pool are allowances together to buy rats from the pet store. Teather and steak the rat to the ground and setup the net....caught and looked at a lot of hawks.....we always let them go.
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We've got Coopers, Sparrow and Red-tails here. Don't see them much in summer, but their menu changes to birds in winter when rabbits/rodents get scarce. And of course, they love our bird feeder outback. Easy meals for them.

Caught this big ol' boy sitting in my palms one day.
Can always tell when the red-tail is around because the crows harrangue the living hell outta of them, squawking and harrassing them in the air. Not sure why, but the crows really hate them.


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I wonder if he has his Migratory Bird stamp?

That was bad ass
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There is predators and then there is prey.

I think the crows are probably trying to keep the hawks from getting to their nests, or maybe they just don't like hawks.
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I have a little sharp shinned hawk that hangs around my backyard. The plumage and markings are very similar to a Coopers and people often confuse them.
They're not very big, only 2-3" longer overall than a blue jay.
I know whenever he's around,all of a sudden I'll see the squirrels plastered motionless to the side of a tree and there's not bird anywhere in sight.

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