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Child Stroller Birding: The Red-tailed Hawk with its prey

It really is worth taking along the camera, no matter where and when I go....I got ample proof of this when I decided to take KTB for a walk in Forest Park. I put her in her stroller, and entered the park at the History Museum, as usual, and was walking along the edge of the golf course towards the Grand Basin...when I suddenly saw a

RED-TAILED HAWK,

which was standing over its prey:


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That look, directed at me, was to warn me to keep away from what he'd captured

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But there were many walkers along that path (I'd stopped where I was, to take more photographs), so he flew into a nearby tree:



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I took the opportunity to take a few close-up shots of the beautiful raptor:

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He certainly was giving everyone annoyed looks as they prevented him from tucking into his meal:

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I also photographed the prey, which was a baby

COTTONTAIL RABBIT:

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Poor little rabbit, having two rabbit's feet wasn't lucky for him!

So..even when taking a toddler in a stroller, one can have an exciting birding session :))))

For more photos,

click for my FB album
Tags: bird of prey, birding, children, forest, photography, st louis
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