Rough Legged Hawk on Prey

Rough Legged Hawk on Prey

I had the good fortune to be able to watch this rough legged hawk catch and eat 2 mice in about 5 minutes. This hawk had just finished mouse 1 and he took off and hovered for 5 seconds or so then he pounced on another mouse. To my surprise the hawk landed about 75...
Rough Legged Hawk Sundown Hunter

Rough Legged Hawk Sundown Hunter

This rough legged hawk is wintering in the same area as the dark morph. I have seen the 2 of them drive each other off a prime perch. I found this bird on a perch. I watched it jump and hover for a moment then it landed on the ground in a snowy field. The bird sat...
Rough Legged Hawk

Rough Legged Hawk

This rough legged hawk photo is a major crop job but I still like it. This hawk is hunting just before sundown. Rough legged hawks can be seen in many parts of Minnesota during the winter. They tend to favor open spaces near large blocks of wooded areas. The areas...