Red-Tailed Hawk Finding Prey At The Salt Marsh On Cape Cod

As we were driving along the salt marsh the other day, I noticed this Red-Tailed Hawk in the grass. I usually see the Red-tailed Hawk sitting  in a  tree or flying, but rarely on the ground. We pulled over to see what he was doing.

He was obviously enjoying his fresh-caught meal, of what I do not know. There were a lot of seabirds nearby in the river. Maybe a little rodent nearby?

I liked the 2nd photograph as he looks like he is taking a little break from “lunch.” He was pretty far out on the marsh, so no other predators were nearby.

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