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Looking For Lunch

Looking For Lunch
Photo Information
Copyright: Ed Burrell (Historyhound) (12)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-02-10
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.5, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-04-15 13:34
Viewed: 3005
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This was taken in my back yard, in the inner-city of Schenectady, a few days after a major ice storm in February. The pile of brush and branches, from the clean-up, that the hawk is looking at, has about 50 or so sparrows in it. Just before I snapped this picture, it was on the other side of the fence, trying to claw at the other birds through the chain link. I was only about 12 feet away when i snapped this pic. He/she looked at me a couple times, but was more interested in what was in the brush pile. It eventually flew away, empty clawed.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-04-15 19:06]

Great capture Ed,
Wonderful detail and captured in a natural hunting pose. I'm not sure what kind of hawk this is, but it resembles a juvenile Coopers Hawk. Well done!!

Hello Ed,
Welcome to Treknature, nice capture, keep shooting.

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