Red-tailed Hawk eating its prey at the Lake Express Ferry in Milwaukee Wisconsin on November 17, 2017

One of the highlights this morning along the lakefront in Milwaukee was watching a Red-tailed Hawk capture its prey, a vole and then consuming it. It was a cold morning with cloudy skies and some good winds but pretty good for this time of year. Images were taken at the Lake Express Ferry in Milwaukee Wisconsin on November 17, 2017.

At this point the Red-tailed Hawk spots the vole…

Going for the vole…

Taking the hair off, then breaks into the meat after the kill…

Removing hair and getting to the meat…

The Red-tailed Hawk is always looking around for predators as it eats…

Pulling apart the vole, out comes some of the guts……it drops the guts in the next image on the post…

Looking around as it eats…

Eating…

Looking around…

Eats that big piece with the hair on it…

This bird cleans the area of any left food it may have missed, lets nothing go to waste…

Still cleaning up the area …

Shaking off….

Then the poop!

Off to a new location for the next meal or to rest…

 

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Window to Wildlife features the photography of Jim Edlhuber. A lifelong native of Wisconsin, Jim has been photographing wildlife for 20 years. He considers himself an avid photographer and is always trying to capture nature and wildlife through his lens. He is in several photography clubs and has won numerous awards for his work. In recent years, Jim has focused mostly on birding photography and finds it to be the most challenging.

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7 Responses to Red-tailed Hawk eating its prey at the Lake Express Ferry in Milwaukee Wisconsin on November 17, 2017

  1. Pat Maga says:

    Right place,right time! It’s always a treat to catch the birds just being themselves.

  2. Karen Johnson says:

    SUPER DUPER!

  3. Sandra Pankratz says:

    Great shots!

  4. Pam Skaar says:

    It’s good to see an immature red-tail with a nice meal. This one appears to be pretty skilled already.

  5. Kathi L Johnson Rock says:

    Exciting images Jim!! Thank you so much.

  6. Chuck Petters says:

    Wonderful images Jim. Well done.

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