Winged Encounter

December 13, 2017  •  14 Comments

I was standing in a clearing in the bosque photographing a Red-tailed Hawk circling over head, when a flock of cranes flew under the hawk. The Hawk circled fairly close to the cranes and then flew south. Surprisingly, a group of cranes made an about face and started following the hawk. The hawk gained altitude and disappeared behind the cottonwoods with the peloton of cranes not far behind. I could not see what eventually happened with the chase — the bosque canopy blocked my view to the south — but I presume the hawk and cranes eventually went their separate ways without any physical altercation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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T & L Photos
Thanks, Julie!
Julie(non-registered)
That must have been something to see Tim .. lovely shots
T & L Photos
Thanks, Imelda!
Imelda(non-registered)
Beautiful birds.
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Thanks, Lavinia!
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