Red-Tailed hawk on the loose
My girlfriend and I were going shopping one day and settled on a lineup to get in.
We saw a flock of pigeons in the area flying from something and noticed there was an enormous bird chasing them.
I believe it was one of these majestic birds because of the red pigment we saw on its tail and its curved bill.
Here's what happened if I recall correctly: There was a hangar nearby where the trucks usually park their vehicles. Pigeons love to nest on the roofs of this hangar. This predator found this place and tried a first attempt at snatching something to eat for itself.
A first attempt was unsuccessful so it found a hydro lamp to rest on and wait for the pigeons to settle. At the second attempt, the predator glided someplace to get near, and made another attempt. Same observation - some commotion, pigeons flying except, the predator held something on its feet while flying away.
We realized it was a pigeon because of all the feathers that were coming out during this intervention.
I have a few pictures below where it settled - on top of a traffic light post:
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