RIP catbird.

Wow. I can not believe I got this photo. I was trying to get more pictures of an Osprey hunting when this Red-Shouldered Hawk perched up high in a Royal Palm tree. Out of the corner of my eye I saw him swoop down. He caught the bird out of view and this is the shot of him brining it out in the open. I have more pictures but they are a little graphic. He tore the feathers off the bird in seconds then flew off. It got kind of messy.

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M Smith 12 Jun 2011

Are you kidding me? I want to hike where you do so I can get some of these amazing shots!

Mark Peterson 03 Jun 2007

Excellent capture...what an amazing bird!

Keith Mooney 12 Jan 2006

It's all in the timing, Rustin, and you had the right timing for this one. Awesome shot.

C. Clark 29 Jun 2005

WoW. This is a fantastic shot. Great timing.

Christine brand 21 Jun 2005

Beautiful Hawk! But I do kind of feel really sad to see this little one being taken this way. I know that this is the way the world turns but, it doesn't make me smile even so. I wish our planet operated differently, but I am not God n Well....