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...had a convenient perch on the power line below which a farmer was turning his soil...frequently field rats or lizards are uncovered, and they would make a fine meal.

Raptor

Raptor

...had a convenient perch on the power line below which a farmer was turning his soil...frequently field rats or lizards are uncovered, and they would make a fine meal.

Raptor

comments (15)

Check out that beak! Fine photos Ray!
Ray: This is a well-equipped bird, Elizabeth.
The top image pose looks similar to the blackbirds on my grass listening for worms. Well captured Ray.
Ray: Thank you, Scotia. This boid prefers something a little bigger than a worm for a snack.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 29 May 2014, 06:28
It's an Electricity Hawk, survives by perching on cables. Lucky you to be able to photograph it
Ray: Probably doesn't need to eat rats and lizards, then, Chris.
  • Lisl
  • Batheaston, England
  • 29 May 2014, 06:54
The large eye, that beak and those talons say it all, Ray
Ray: They are impressively equipped birds, Lisl.
  • gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 29 May 2014, 07:11
He looks very eagle eyed Ray, who would wish to be a tasty rodent.
Ray: Puts me off any fantasy about being a rat for a week, Chad.
He looks ready for a light luncheon Ray
Ray: Has than lean and hungry appearance, doesn't he, Bill.
Speed in control!
Ray: Beautiful birds in flight, Juan Carlos, but leave an impression of power even when perched.
You read him perfectly. He is so alert to every movement.
Ray: After these couple of shots I tried to move in a little closer, but he didn't tolerate it at all, Mary.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 May 2014, 12:39
I always imagine birds hanging upside down on power lines as I would think that their feet can't grip properly on a round surface such as this. I'm disappointed to find that this never the case, though. My guess is that guy won't miss anything that moves.
Ray: I have often thought the same way as you on this matter, Alan...the fact seems to be birds are much more competent at perching than we Apes.
Very alert, Ray, you and the hawk...smile
Ray: The bird was very attentive to my presence, Frank, and languidly winged off as soon as I tried to get closer.
Waiting to break into the food chain...
Ray: They seem very successful, Larry.
This is one of those times when he looks better from behind, Ray. HA!
Ray: I was not very happy with either shot, Ginnie...tried to get closer for a better shot but the bird didn't tolerate it.
Great captures of this proud fella Ray!
Ray: They have an altogether superior attitude, don't they, Richard.
Any idea of what it is, Ray?
Ray: I regret that I cannot identify it, Tom, but wonder if it might be a female Brahminy Kite.
Poised and ready for action
Ray: They seem always alert, Martin.

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