What kind of bird is being eaten by a hawk?

by Linda Campbell
(Denver, CO, USA)

Hawk with prey

Hawk with prey

Photo captures a hawk eating everything but carcass and tail feathers. What exactly are these two birds? The photo was taken mid-December 2012 in urban Denver with the hawk on a backyard fence post. A preserve is about a mile east. The hawk was later seen on the same fence post and in the Japanese maple tree in the same backyard on several successive days. The hawk has not been seen since the first week of January 2013, when neighborhood children resumed school. The photo was taken by Mark Blancke.

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Mar 16, 2013
Beautif NEW
by: Lisa

The Hawk is beautiful! Great photo other than the lunch :)

Jan 30, 2013
The hawk has returned
by: Linda Campbell

Too funny! The hawk's ears must have been burning. After posting its photo, I saw the hawk in the maple, after an absence of 3 weeks. The usual coffee clatch of backyard birds was nowhere to be seen :)

Jan 30, 2013
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by: Susan

A dead bird. :-)

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