Red Tailed Hawk Catching a Mouse!

Posted on June 26, 2015 by

In rural western NY State Red Tailed Hawks are very common to see flying, soaring and calling overhead. victoria secret phone case iphone 6 It is somewhat unusual to catch them capturing lunch. tech21 case iphone 8 We apologize for the photo quality, but we still wanted to do a post about the event. We were lucky the camera caught both the catch and the “fly away”. In the fields and pastures here there is an abundance of mice and meadow voles. A meadow vole is a larger mouselike animal with a short tail. official iphone 8 plus case These rodents are a frequent meal for owls, hawks, foxes, and snakes. mickey iphone 6 plus case

Red Tailed Hawk Catching a Meadow Vole

Red Tailed Hawk Catching a Meadow Vole

This Red Tailed Hawk has flown down and ambushed what we think is a meadow vole based on its somewhat large size and color. iphone 8 soft gel case The hawk has taken a moment to secure it’s catch and is flying off to a more private place to consume it’s meal.

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