Red shouldered Hawk

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Well these aren't the best in town. He has something on his face. I saw him fly to the ground but did not see a catch or him eating. So I don't know what he got tangled up with. He posed as if to show me...
Just on ground and thought he cautht something.However I saw nothing. You can see that red line on the side of his face
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Then it started to scratch its face.
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Now it flys to the tree.
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It posed as if to show the different angles to show what was on the face. What that is I have no clue.
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Another pose
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These are cropped way more thn 100 percent to show what is going on.
Documentation pics. Same day as the hurt GBH.
 
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Man you've had your share of tough shots here recently. I can't imagine what that can be. :confused:
 
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Wow Gal more than a 100% crop====YIKEEEESSSS. Don't you know your supposed to fill the frame:wink: :wink: These are great for a crop like this.
Lou
 
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Thank You Lou
Yeah with 800mm I could get closer....lolol

People say wow look at the big lens. lolol Little do they know 400mm is not all that much
 
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Flewwwey,
I don't like takin pics of hurt birdies and animals. ouch.
But Nature is there and that is what we do. Record the happenings

Thanks for lookin
 
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Gale,

I have looked at these more than once and I can't imagine what that is. It kind of looks like the entrails of a lunch victim?
 
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Gale Nice captures and there is still considerable detail in these cropped pictures.

I was able to blow them up and still have no real idea what that is, however the bird appears to have blood on beak and feathers close to the matter. I'm with Andy I think maybe part of lunch
 
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Thank You Andy and Gary
I was sort of thinking that as well

Yes they are really cropped. Not easy to get to close to one of these. I only have 400 mm.
Need to get another 1.4 tc to at least get to 600mm
Hawks do not stay around very long when you approach.
Not like the big blue heron .. He stays forever it seems.
 

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