red-tailed hawk eating pigeon

Immature red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) eating a fresh-killed pigeon on a telephone pole in San Francisco.­

The yellow eyes indicate that it is not yet a full-grown adult bird.­

For more info about red-tailed hawks, go to en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Red-tailed_­hawk.

bird of prey birds buteo jamaicensis carnivorous eating fresh kill rapace raptor red-tailed hawk wild bird wildlife
3700-3798 19th St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

Unclassified photos taken in San Francisco Bay Area.­

Photos shot on film, and later scanned /­ digitalized from the negative or slide.­