with a decapitated mouse (poor thing) but such is the circle of life

African Hawk-Eagle, Hieracetus spilogaster:

African Hawk-Eagle (Aquila spilogastra) is a large bird of prey. Like all eagles, it belongs to the family Accipitridae. The African Hawk-Eagle breeds in tropical Sub-Saharan Africa.

Cooper's Hawk after bath

Cooper's Hawk @ by : joaquin paredes --- I found this Cooper's Hawk standing in the shallow water. I was thinking that the bird was going to take a bath as I had previously witnessed, but instead just cleaned his backside and tail feathers, The picture

Young Martial Eagle with Prey

Martial Eagle, Polemaetus bellicosus, juvenile with prey (ground squirrel) Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda South Africa

This adult Red-shouldered Hawk showed up for the 2011 York/Rock Hill SC Christmas Bird Count.

Nature: Our 2011 York Rock Hill SC Christmas Bird Count was better than last year, but no unusual species were seen.

Cooper's Hawk

Camera Canon Mark IV Focal Length Shutter Speed sec Aperture ISO/Film 160 Copyright Conrad Tan

Gyrfalcon in Malayalam:

GYRFALCON (Falco rusticolus) in Malayalam - The largest falcon in the world, the Gyrfalcon breeds in arctic and subarctic regions of the northern hemisphere. It preys mostly on large birds, pursuing them in breathtakingly fast and powerful flight.

A rare Albino Bald Eagle

"This is a rare photo of an Albino Bald Eagle. Beautiful animal to say the least."--This is a white-bellied sea eagle.

Aigles - fonds d'écran gratuit:

Jackal Buzzard (Buteo rufofuscus) is a cm long African bird of prey. The taxonomy on this species is confusing, with some taxonomists considering this species, the Archer's Buzzard, and the Augur Buzzard to be the same superspecies.

This shot was taken in western Ontario with Nikon gear

merlin falcon - Google Search In my backyard ... sitting on the rail of the deck.... Fri. 1/30/15 Probably thought my ducks looked like large pigeons...

They are nesting close this year. The 3 young ones are learning to fly and hunt, with lots of screeching to be heard!