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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Hawk a-hunting


I was treated to observing a hawk hunting pukeko (swamphen) on Thursday afternoon. The action was pretty far away (100m to 200m, x3 for feet). I grabbed my Canon 30D and 170-500mm Sigma as this combo gave me the most reach. Even so, I have had to crop to make them showable. sorry

Here is a sampler from the peak of this drama






The whole series can be enjoyed here:
http://jankaluza.com/fred.html#hawk



Dec 09, 2011 at 12:26 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Hawk a-hunting


cool - did he actually get one?!?!?!


Dec 09, 2011 at 01:19 AM
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Nice capture

Morris



Dec 09, 2011 at 01:37 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Hawk a-hunting


Nice shot, and a great set on your website! Great narration, I was beginning to wonder if the poor hawk would ever get away!
-John



Dec 09, 2011 at 03:18 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Hawk a-hunting


dorian wrote:
cool - did he actually get one?!?!?!


Sure did! It was hauling it off to have a meal that was the challenge. The rest of the Pukekos were waging an active campaign against the hawk. The whole thing started about 4:10pm and went on until 4:55pm .. so a good 45 minutes.

John - glad you enjoyed the narration. It was awesome to watch this in real life as I had never seen something like it before.



Dec 09, 2011 at 05:08 AM





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