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Old Apr 7, 2010, 7:00 PM   #1
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Default Hawk Catches ???

Last year I observed a Hawk's nest in the top of a Palm Tree where you could not see the nest. The Hawks could be seen coming and going with food. The Hawks flew out of sight when they went hunting and you never knew which direction they may come from when returning. This nest has Hawks behaving differently for now. The hunt tends to be close to the nest, as with the snake I showed, that was caught twenty feet from the base of the nest tree. Yesterday I saw the Hawk fly from the nest to a Cypress tree on the edge of a levy about 300 feet away. I went to the tree and watched as the Hawk looked around from its perch. The Hawk flew to the water on the South side of the levy, the edge of the levy blocked my vision of the capture. The Hawk then landed on the levy and proceeded to kill its prey. The ground cover blocked my view, even when the Hawk allowed me to come within fifteen feet as it ate. The Hawk would glance at me and go back to eating. The prey had webbed feet so I am guessing it was a frog. After eating for a while the Hawk flew back to the nest with the carcas and proceeded to feed the chicks. More to come, I hope.

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Old Apr 7, 2010, 9:28 PM   #2
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Wow! Nice captures.

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Old Apr 8, 2010, 5:44 AM   #3
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Beautiful sharp clear images, and great action too!
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Old Apr 8, 2010, 1:46 PM   #4
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Wow, wish I could get that close!
Great job.

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Oi, Ed! Wicked nice shots. Sharp as can be, first one really neat one! Very good, job!!

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These are great shots! 1 and 3 are my favorite. in three it looks to me like he is thinking he might just take off.
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Old Apr 9, 2010, 9:18 PM   #7
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Yes, really nice pictures Ed. I agree, from the small remnant that is visible, it does look like he caught a frog.
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