Friday, January 27, 2012

January 25, 2012-The Cooper's Hawk Catches A Bluejay

To my surprise this hawk landed directly across from my window where I could watch him eating the Bluejay he caught. He stayed there for 40 minutes till he was all done with it.

I watched him as he ate a whole leg and foot and it almost got stuck in his throat. He kept swallowing to get it down.. When he was all done he walked behind the wall where I couldn't see him and after a while he flew off into the woods. I tried to catch him flying away but I missed that part.
Here's part two of the videos I took.


rainfield61 said...

It is a real predator!!

ShySongbird said...

Amazing captures here Ginny, it is a magnificent bird and of course it has to eat but I can't help feeling sorry for its prey.

Lovely photos in all the posts since I last visited. The Tufted Titmouse is so pretty and I enjoyed the video of the little Red Squirrel, the poor thing certainly was shivering a lot!

Antonio Puigg said...

Great capture Ginny.

Ratty said...

That squirrel seems extra watchful of the hawk as well. I love watching hawks. This may be the best look at a Cooper's hawk I've had.

Katie, Julep and Derby's Mom said...

What great photo's - you know my motto is ... everyone has to eat!


Country Mouse Studio said...

That squirrel is going to keep an eye on him. Amazing capture