Rough-legged Hawk Feeding
by Bryce W. Robinson
I found this male Rough-legged Hawk the other morning. Delighted that he was enjoying a morning meal, I decided to make another attempt at digiscoping with my phone and scope. It turned out great. The video quality is what is expected out of a phone camera and scope, but it adequately illustrates the feeding behavior. It is a bit long. Some of the most interesting behavior is towards the end. If you grow tired of watching the bird consume, at least catch the last thirty seconds.
The video is also best viewed without the sound on. I added some comments for my own personal notes. My nerdy commentary and some passing vehicles may detract from the video, so I suggest lowering the volume. Enjoy!
Hare foot getting it done
Bryce, amazing job with a cell phone and scope! I always find it interesting to watch them reject the intestines. Very interesting clip.
I lucked out for sure. Hope to see it again soon. It is always interesting to see what they eat and reject. I’ve always loved your photos of birds eating, Ron.