I could make this more clear by showing the results but I will just say this bird nailed a duck last night and finished it off this morning. Not real sure when the kill happened exactly as I discovered the corpse nearly, if not, after dark. Most of the ducks that have been hanging around the pond out back have been gone for the last couple of days. Maybe they saw this raptor hanging around overhead.
A young duck showed up during the day but no others. You can tell from the feathers that the dead duck is young but that is about it. It is amazing as to how clean these creatures can pick carcass.
It is a quite magnificent bird of prey I must say.