Raptor Wednesday

Aren’t you glad you’re not an inch tall, or, conversely, that these things aren’t forty feet tall?
This young Red-tailed hawk, the same bird seen nearly an hour earlier, flew into a corner of Green-Wood that is sometimes patrolled by a male American Kestrel. The falcon was there! He set up a hue and cry, dive-bombing the buteo, but to no avail. The big hawk flew from tree to tree before descending down to the ground. Jump-flying around, trying to capture something. Didn’t seem to catch whatever it was, however.
When it took to a tree again, the Blue Jays arrived. The big bird ambled away to a couple of other perches before settling here:

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