I observed this Red-tailed Hawk on my way into work one morning. I spotted the action on the lawn of a church near the intersection of Jupiter Lane and Collins Boulevard.

I arrived on the scene just after the hawk had captured and killed a Fox Squirrel. The hawk was looking around nervously and seemed uncomfortable. It’s possible the bird felt vulnerable in its exposed location.

I expected the hawk to bolt at any moment, so I took as many pictures as I could from as close as I felt I could reasonably approach. Sure enough, after just a few moments, the hawk lifted off with its prize in hand and flew away into the woods behind the church.

County Dallas
City Richardson
Date Dec 1, 2011
Time of Day Morning
Temperature Cool (50-69°F/10-21°C)
Weather Clear
Habitat Community-Church/School/Civic
Type of Behavior Hunting
Gender Uncertain
Maturity Adult
Observer Chris Jackson
Main Article Red-tailed Hawk Observation Location