I looked out my window to see this juvenile Red-Tailed Hawk eating one of my Barred Rock pullets. I’m not really happy that I had to sacrifice a chicken for this shot, but I guess I’ll take ’em where I can get ’em. Needless to say, I shut my chickens into their coop for the rest of the day. Now that this bird has found the buffet I’m sure I’ll be losing more. I had to sneak around the back side of the house in 6″ of snow to get this shot, I had two minutes, then my camera fogged up and my visitor, the chicken reaper, flew away. I shot on automatic this time, since it was a grab and go moment.
- Minks, Foxes and Murdered Chickens (chismheritagefarm.com)
- Red-Tailed Hawk at the Shore (birdingnh.com)