Sunday, July 10, 2011

A First

I scored a first as far a camera trapped goes last week. I caught a Red-Tailed Hawk making a kill in front of the camera at the Mountain Pond. I'm not sure but I believe that it caught a squirrel. There appears to be a little bit of a brownish bushy tail sticking up above the log in the second pic. The squirrels like to run along the top of the log. I'm guessing this is one of the hawks favorite hunting grounds because I've seen it around this area before and found a hawk feather on the trail leading to the pond a couple of weeks ago.




21 comments:

texwisgirl said...

the 3rd photo is entitled "Rip!" :)

beautiful red tail! one less scamper rat in the woods. i think i need to hire some red tails here. my dogs are not keeping up in this heat!

Ian Nance said...

What a cool set of pictures!

missing moments said...

Such thrills to see what the camera captures!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Exciting! Great capture on your cam, Joe. :)

Farmchick said...

Wow! What a fantastic capture!

Trailblazer said...

How cool!?

Great shots, Joe!

Tammy said...

Very cool!

Michaele said...

I am always excited to open your new posts! Hope it was a quick, clean kill.

JK said...

Excellent capture. Is that area at the camera pretty open or is thick like the trees in the background. Certainly not what we think of as typical West Coast RTH habitat. Very exciting.

kmurray said...

That's awesome stuff there!!! Wow!

heyBJK said...

Wow, that's cool, Joe! That's not something you see every day! The tree rats need to have a warning sign on that tree crossing.

Katie (Nature ID) said...

Wow! That was quick; all within a minute. Fresh, hot dinner.

Allison said...

OH.... :( Did he get it?

Bengts fotoblogg said...

Great capture, very nice.

Joe said...

JK - It's more open to the left of the camera.

Trey said...

These may be some of your best!!

KB said...

It's tough to get a "first" after being a camera trapper for a while. Great photos!!!!

Dawn said...

Awesome capture! I often wonder what I would see if I set one of these up in my own backyard. I'm sure I would get quite the captures of my boys and their antics.
On second thought...I will continue to sit back and enjoy yours;))

Buttons said...

Oh is there anything more beautiful then a hawk? Thanks Joe. B

LB @ Bullets And Biscuits said...

How awesome to capture this! You just never know what you're going to see on film

Samantha said...

Amazing captures!