A majestic bird of prey, this Red Tailed Hawk was likely a juvenile...to get so close to dangerous obstacles during his attack.
Perhaps the promise of a Quail dinner reduced his usual caution around structures that people build.
Perhaps as a juvenile he was still learning.
Perhaps his hunger was, at that moment, more important.
But it's ruined my day...my week.
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|Magnificent, even in death.|
|Both wings were caught in the wrought-iron fence, with his neck likely broken.|
|I fervently hope his death was immediate|
|His body can be seen caught in the fence above the rock wall...with Quail feeding below.|
"While I fly, follow me in the shadow of my wings."
— Jatayu, The Ramayana
Source: Noble Bird of Prey