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Maria Kryszak

Oak Lawn, IL, United States


I was shocked to see such a large hawk sitting on the empty planter barrel in the back of our yard. He was watching something intently and would periodically flop down into the snow-covered vegetation in front of the barrel, and then back up to the edge. When he finally flew away with a bird in his talons, I knew he had been stalking a House sparrow that had taken cover under the plants.


Predatory birds


Persistent Young Red-tailed Hawk

This juvenile Red-tailed hawk, though a bit clumsy, would not give up his lunch, and was finally rewarded for his persistence.

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