Wildlife

Snatch! The vultures vs. the hawk

October 8, 2012

Arrowhead Marsh, which juts out into the bay next to the Oakland Airport, is often full of drama.

In a battle among feathered titans, a red-tailed hawk spots a group of vultures settling in on a carcass. The red-tail makes its move.

Ask yourself: can you truly feel sorry for vultures?

Photos by Rick Lewis.

Photo by Rick Lewis.

Rick Lewis is a wildlife photographer who frequents Arrowhead Marsh.

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Alison Hawkes was a Bay Nature editor from 2011-2017. Before Bay Nature she worked in journalism for more than a decade as a former newspaper reporter turned radio producer turned web editor with each rendition bringing her closer to her dream of covering environmental issues. She co-founded Way Out West, a site dedicated to covering Bay Area environmental news.

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