Rodent Snatching Red-Tailed Hawk Caught on a Browning Spec Ops Trail Camera

During this winter I have set out my trail cameras in a creek bottom where mule deer and turkeys like to winter. In this setup I have a Browning Spec Ops trail camera watching the edge of a fence corner post where deer like to funnel around. I have many, many deer photos and videos from this location. As I was scrolling through the many deer photos from this camera from the past couple weeks I came across these photos of a Red-Tailed Hawk pouncing on a rodent, fly up to a fence post and then a Magpie comes in to scavenge below the hawk. The trail camera was set to take six rapid-fire photos. In this setting it starts taking photos about six tenths of a second after it is triggered and then it takes six photos rapidly in two seconds time. And I have the camera set to a five second delay before it can be triggered again.

In this series of photos the camera is triggered just before the hawk hits the ground. Then sometime five or more seconds later the hawk takes off triggering the camera again and it starts taking photos as it is flying up to the post. Finally a Magpie flies in triggering the camera and gets his picture taken six times.

Red-Tailed Hawk Pouncing on Rodent
Red-Tailed Hawk Pouncing on Rodent
Red-Tailed Hawk Pouncing on Rodent
Red-Tailed Hawk Pouncing on Rodent
Red-Tailed Hawk Pouncing on Rodent
Red-Tailed Hawk Pouncing on Rodent
Red-Tailed Hawk Pouncing on Rodent
Red-Tailed Hawk Pouncing on Rodent
Red-Tailed Hawk Pouncing on Rodent
Red-Tailed Hawk Pouncing on Rodent
Red-Tailed Hawk Pouncing on Rodent
Red-Tailed Hawk Pouncing on Rodent
Red-Tailed Hawk Pouncing on Rodent
Red-Tailed Hawk Pouncing on Rodent
Red-Tailed Hawk Pouncing on Rodent
Red-Tailed Hawk Pouncing on Rodent
Red-Tailed Hawk Pouncing on Rodent
Red-Tailed Hawk Pouncing on Rodent

 

Redtail Hawk getting a rodent on a Browning Spec Ops BTC-3 Trail Camera

Redtail Hawk getting a rodent on a Browning Spec Ops BTC-3 Trail Camera

Redtail Hawk getting a rodent on a Browning Spec Ops BTC-3 Trail Camera

Redtail Hawk getting a rodent on a Browning Spec Ops BTC-3 Trail Camera

Redtail Hawk getting a rodent on a Browning Spec Ops BTC-3 Trail Camera

Redtail Hawk getting a rodent on a Browning Spec Ops BTC-3 Trail Camera

Redtail Hawk getting a rodent on a Browning Spec Ops BTC-3 Trail Camera

Redtail Hawk getting a rodent on a Browning Spec Ops BTC-3 Trail Camera

Redtail Hawk getting a rodent on a Browning Spec Ops BTC-3 Trail Camera

Redtail Hawk getting a rodent on a Browning Spec Ops BTC-3 Trail Camera

Redtail Hawk getting a rodent on a Browning Spec Ops BTC-3 Trail Camera

Redtail Hawk getting a rodent on a Browning Spec Ops BTC-3 Trail Camera

Redtail Hawk getting a rodent on a Browning Spec Ops BTC-3 Trail Camera

Redtail Hawk getting a rodent on a Browning Spec Ops BTC-3 Trail Camera

Redtail Hawk getting a rodent on a Browning Spec Ops BTC-3 Trail Camera

Redtail Hawk getting a rodent on a Browning Spec Ops BTC-3 Trail Camera

Redtail Hawk getting a rodent on a Browning Spec Ops BTC-3 Trail Camera

Redtail Hawk getting a rodent on a Browning Spec Ops BTC-3 Trail Camera

 

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