Juvenile bird sharing a carcass with two Golden Eagles.
Two birds sharing a carcass, with juvenile Bald Eagle, at right.
This hawk has been around our neighborhood for the last 2 years. There is a nest in our neighbors tree and 2 little ones were born last year.
The Accipitridae, one of the two major families within the order Accipitriformes (the diurnal birds of prey), are a family of small to large birds with strongly hooked bills and variable morphology based on diet. They feed on a range of prey items from insects to medium-sized mammals, with a number feeding on carrion and a few feeding on fruit. The Accipitridae have a cosmopolitan distribution, being found on all the world's continents (except Antarctica) and...