Backyard Summertime Nature in New Jersey.
Red-Tailed Hawk Looking for Dinner. I was wondering why the rabbits and squirrels were being scarce this afternoon. The song birds were making a lot of noise, more than usual late in the afternoon. Then I saw this Red-tailed Hawk keeping watch above the backyard. I grabbed the first camera & telephoto lens I could find to capture it both watching the yard, then as it started a dive. It went behind some trees, so I didn’t see if it caught dinner.