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Old Feb 17, 2006, 12:41 AM   #1
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While checking on a red-tail nest, I heard a couple of crows making a commotion across the road. Here's 6 shots of what was happening. As usual for me, they were a bit far off. Ineed a longer lens!!! Still taking donations for my 500mm f/4!!!:G:G:G All taken with 20D 100-400mm f/7.1 EC +2/3 iso 200 & various shutter speeds. All handheld.

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1. First strike


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Old Feb 17, 2006, 12:42 AM   #2
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2. Hot pursuit!


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Old Feb 17, 2006, 12:43 AM   #3
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3. Counter Attack


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4. Counter-counter Attack


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5. Attacker down!!! The hawk hit the crow prior to this shot. I heard it and saw the crow fall and didn't return to the battle but, flew off out of danger.


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6. Second persuer tries it's luck. After this they all flew over some trees and the hawk came back alone and peched way off across a pasture and kept an eye on the nest site 30 or so yards away.


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Good shots. Typical, too. Can't figger out why crows go out of their way to bug these guys. I saw the same thing last week, tho hawk didn't get to whack the crow. Nice post, enjoyed it very much...best regards,

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Good shots. Typical, too. Can't figger out why crows go out of their way to bug these guys. I saw the same thing last week, tho hawk didn't get to whack the crow. Nice post, enjoyed it very much...best regards,

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Hi Dennis

Fantastic! I've also seen this many times, but I've never seen a Red Tail actually respond and go for the Crow. Never! I am so happy to see this!

Much thanks!

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Saw a Red Tail munching on a entrée of fresh nested baby black birds once.... may explain some of the crow's aggresion toward that poor little innocent hawk.:G

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Good shots. Typical, too. Can't figger out why crows go out of their way to bug these guys. I saw the same thing last week, tho hawk didn't get to whack the crow. Nice post, enjoyed it very much...best regards,

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Hi Dennis

Fantastic! I've also seen this many times, but I've never seen a Red Tail actually respond and go for the Crow. Never! I am so happy to see this!

Much thanks!

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