National Geographic : 1933 Jul
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE Photograph by George Shiras, 3d A DUCK HAWK FINDS HIS PREY A WOODEN DECOY: SANDUSKY BAY, OHIO The hunting method usually pursued by these birds is to rise in spirals until directly above the victim, and then to drop swiftly upon it. However, they are fast flyers and are capable of catching other birds in direct chase. Photograph by C. A . Proctor and B. B. Leavitt LUNCH TIME IN A DUCK-HAWK NEST NEAR HANOVER, NEW HAMPSHIRE The fifteen-day-old youngsters have been expressing their appetites vocally and their complaints are at last producing results. The menu consisted entirely of birds, and, when the victim was small, only wing and tail feathers were wasted. A small bird's claw may be seen projecting from the bill of one of the chicks.