"In this picture, the hawk and dog have chased a bird about 35 yards and into cover, and are about to roust it from its hiding place. I can’t remember if this one went down the hatch, but do recall that Rina and Smash both caught birds that day.
Over the course of this past season, these two forged a serious and deadly partnership, and something of a friendly competition too. Working together, we were able to hunt a great deal more effectively over marginal ground—-something more essential every year in my dwindling stable of hawking spots.”
Maya caught herself a bunny this afternoon! She couldn’t be upstaged by Zuko ;) She was on fire today and we had 5-6 fantastic flights after bunnies before she connected with this one. All the cottontails were out thanks to the recent rain, so it was a great day of flying!
Maya in hot persuit! But those rabbits use the fence line as perfect barriers. Even if Maya manages to make contact just as they reach the fence (which she has done a couple times), they usually have enough momentum to skid under the fence and knock her off. Their other technique is running right along the fence line and waiting until she’s just about to grab them to dip under and clothesline her on the wire. They’re clever little bastards