Hawk in for the kill

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Hi All, I was out early this morning to get some shots of my ospreys who recently arrived, but as soon as I got to the nest they both flew off for some breakfast. As I waited for them to return, I noticed a hawk on the opposite building and it seemed pretty calm as I approached it, and I was able to get a few shots. Then suddenly the hawk quickly flew off and return in no more than 20 seconds to the same spot with its kill…a poor little bird, but that is nature. I think this is a juvenile cooper’s hawk, please correct me if I’m wrong.

Thanks for looking.
Anthony

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Awww looks like one of those pesty Mocking birds for breakfast.
Super shots..
Good shootin
 
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Wonderful work, Anthony! You have good overall lighting on the hawk with no sharp shadows; looks really good.

I have to admit it's a bit hard for me to stomach the predator to prey thing at times, but as you and Sandi mention, everything has to eat and that is nature.
 

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