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Ashley Versluis

Bentonville, AR, United States


This juvenile Red-Shouldered Hawk was born in the woods behind our home. When I look out to the feeders and nearby oak tree to find my favorite songbirds, I don’t usually expect to see a large accipiter within the vicinity. Assumptions could be made that she was hunting for a nice juicy feeder bird. She was actually hunting large insects in the pasture! I was so fortunate to get very close to her as she pummeled this bug into the fence post. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw those talons and that sharp beak hunting for invertebrates. She’s not the most unique backyard visitor but she certainly stood out from the crowd on this day.

Ultimate Hunter Eating Insects

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