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A common crow mobs a red-tailed hawk. Canon EOS 7D, 400mm f5.6L USM, handheld.

Spending time in the outdoors has always been a passion of mine. Most of my subject matter is avian but I will readily spend hours photographing almost anything else in the natural world. Currently I live near a small town, Rockland, just east of Ottawa. I work in Ottawa and so most of my photography is done in eastern Ontario. Thank you for dropping by and enjoy.

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  • Ted Busby
    Ted Busbyalmost 4 years ago

    Great interaction shot…A classic confrontation!
    Very well done Bill!

  • Thanks, Ted. I have about twelve others similar to this but showing the whole story – the RTH actually has a young crow in its talons that it snatched from a nearby nest!

    – Bill McMullen

  • Jeannine St-Amour
    Jeannine St-Amouralmost 4 years ago

    WOW… what a superb shot Bill.

  • Thanks so much, Jeannine! Hope your keeping well.

    – Bill McMullen

  • LimbozArt
    LimbozArtalmost 4 years ago

    Incredible action shot ….I can hear the crow’s scream—who won?

  • Thank you! The Red-tailed Hawk actually has a young crow in its talons that is blocked by the crow in this frame. The Crows certainly put the run on the hawk by forcing it to collide against a cedar hedge and land momentarily on a roof top. The hawk did, however, fly away only to be pursued by several crows…

    – Bill McMullen

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alalmost 4 years ago

    A great capture Bill. The hawk doesn’t look very worried!

  • Thanks, Al. The Hawk has a young crow in its talons and would not give it up for all the abuse it took from the mob of crows.

    – Bill McMullen

  • Karen  Moore
    Karen Moorealmost 4 years ago

  • Thanks, Karen :)

    – Bill McMullen

  • Gary Fairhead
    Gary Fairheadalmost 4 years ago

    Bri;;iant shot Bill..great action and focus

  • Thanks, Gary. If you can believe it, the action all took place over Giant Tiger near Trim and Watters.

    – Bill McMullen

  • Kimberly Chadwick
    Kimberly Chadwickalmost 4 years ago

    Wow! What a capture Bill! Well done darlin!

  • Thanks so much, Kimberly!!

    – Bill McMullen

  • Bradley Nichol
    Bradley Nicholalmost 4 years ago

  • Awesome! Thanks, Bradley!

    – Bill McMullen

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELalmost 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your wonderful feature, great work and well earned.

  • Thank you, Andrea!

    – Bill McMullen

  • Sherry Pundt
    Sherry Pundtalmost 4 years ago

    work was a Featured selection in the
    Birds Of Prey Group

  • Thanks for the feature, Sherry :)

    – Bill McMullen

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