Jim Jensen of Esko shared these pictures of a raptor that had been feeding on a skunk in their field on Sunday.
Any thoughts on what kind of raptor?
Jim first thought it was a rough-legged hawk, but a friend of his suggested a northern harrier.
I was interested to note in one of my bird books that a rough-legged hawk often will share hunting grounds with a harrier.
Jim took this picture with his Canon 4x zoom. He’s thinking of getting a camera with a higher zoom at a not-so-high price. Suggestions, anyone?
Jim writes that two vultures checked out the skunk first, but the hawk/harrier chased them off.
Nothing like raw skunk for a snack, I guess.
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