Hawk at the park, and other sundry things

Here’s a nice change up from climbing. It’s a short video of a Coopers Hawk feeding on it’s kill (or carrion, not sure but it looks fresh). This was shot a Hart Park in Orange, CA, an old school buildering crag with some of the nastiest vert traverse crimping I can remember. The hawk is oblivious to this history, of course, but some random guy walked up with the intention of seeing if the hawk would drop it’s kill, and it did, then the guy continued after the hawk. Bizarre. Anyways, here is the guy walking after the bird…

Coopers Hawk is to right of walking man...

Coopers Hawk is to right of walking man…

More images and a neato video of that Coopers Hawk after the break!

Here is the video of the Coopers Hawk having a feast on a pigeon.

Here are two photos of a juvenile Red Tail Hawks taken in Menifee. He just happened to be sitting in a eucalyptus tree near a freeway overpass:

Juvenile Red Tail Hawk near nest.

Juvenile Red Tail Hawk near nest.

Here is another shot of the same hawk.

Here is another shot of the same hawk.

And here is a lizard trying to do something that would have killed him had we not happened upon the scene:

A poor choice of a path taken by a lizard. He survived.

A poor choice of a path taken by a lizard. He survived.

 

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~ by r. mulligan on 2014/09/12.

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