For over two weeks now, I have been looking for another bird, that I had become quite fond of. It was the immature Red-tailed Hawk that lives about a mile and a half from Tingsgrove. I had photographed it several times and I really liked it's personality when I would come round to pay a photo visit. I went looking for it again this afternoon and once again, could not locate it.
For those whom have kept up with my blog for a while, you may remember that one of the adult Red-tailed Hawks from same area was killed a couple of months ago and I shared the story with you. Then two and a half weeks ago, on January 21st, the Great Horned Owl took an immature Red-tailed Hawk at 2:15 in broad daylight in the early afternoon, and then took my favorite young one, the immature Red-Shouldered Hawk five hours later.
This afternoon after returning home, I decided to go through my hundreds of images and see if I could determine anything and I am thinking now, that I have come to realize that two friends were taken that day. The immature Red-tail matches up perfectly with the one on left foot of what was left after the Owl was chased away.
Nature at it's best..I guess, somehow, it still seems worse this go round, yet now, I do think I have my answers...ugh~