Feeding time for the Red-tailed Hawk

Spring is arriving early in Lake Elmo. The critters (rodents) emerged from their winter hideouts and that seems to have attracted their predators sooner than normal.

This is half of our local nesting pair. They were both on this branch, but by the time I returned with the camera, only one remained.

They are quite successful hunters as you can see. He also seemed to want to brag about it. I am sure that if he could beat his chest, he would.

He seemed quite worried that someone else was going to ask him to share. He checked to his left;

And then to his right;

And finally decided that it was safe to eat the rest. Chipmunk tartare. Mmmmm.

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