Red-tailed Hawk in Waukesha County on July 28, 2015

On a walk this morning I encountered an adult Red-tailed Hawk that was standing on and trying to hold down what I think was a snake. Though I never saw the actual snake, I could tell by the actions of the Red-tailed Hawk that is probably what it was, and the snake got away. These are a few images I took while observing from a distance. Images were taken on July 28, 2015.

Red-tailed Hawk holding down a snake

Red-tailed Hawk holding down a snake

Red-tailed Hawk holding down a snake

Red-tailed Hawk holding down a snake

Red-tailed Hawk holding down a snake

Red-tailed Hawk holding down a snake

Red-tailed Hawk holding down a snake

Red-tailed Hawk holding down a snake

Red-tailed Hawk holding down a snake

Red-tailed Hawk holding down a snake

Red-tailed Hawk holding down a snake

Red-tailed Hawk holding down a snake

Red-tailed Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

Juvenile Red-winged Blackbirds above harassing the Red-tailed Hawk

Juvenile Red-winged Blackbirds above harassing the Red-tailed Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

Juvenile Red-winged Blackbirds above harassing the Red-tailed Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

Juvenile Red-winged Blackbirds above harassing the Red-tailed Hawk

Juvenile Red-winged Blackbirds above harassing the Red-tailed Hawk

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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.

7 Responses to Red-tailed Hawk in Waukesha County on July 28, 2015

  1. Nancy Nabak says:

    Really gorgeous photos, Jim, with gorgeous lighting and crispness! Powerful!

  2. jenn says:

    gorgeous! thanks so much for sharing!

  3. Annie says:

    Wonderful pics and Thanks a million for sharing.

  4. Nan Wisherd says:

    Thanks for sharing the beauty of nature with us again!

  5. Sara Sonntag says:

    Excellent Jim!! So beautiful!

  6. Laura Wentz says:

    It’s always a pleasure to see your photos. Gorgeous hawk, I hope that it was able to get breakfast somewhere else.

  7. Kurt J Huebner says:

    Wow Jim, fantastic shots. I do love raptors. I almost felt sorry for the chipmunk. My wife wouldn’t agree as they dig up her bulbs. Wonder if you have had any luck with piliated woodpeckers?

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