Redshoulder on the Hunt / by Walter Kitundu

Here is a lovely molty Shoulder with prey in Bolinas, not far from my house. I happened upon this hunt on my drive home and it affirms my notion that any hawk on a pole can be worth stopping for.

It left the roadside perch and headed to a distant row of pines.

Spotted a Gopher and dove straight down onto it.

Fled along the fence line to find a quiet place to feast.

Double checked for nearby threats before digging in. A raven landed on a nearby branch and the hawk took its meal to go (see the very first pic).