Sunday, December 20, 2015

A Hawk Flew in With a Meal

It was warm enough to sit out this morning.  So we did.  The hummingbirds were at the feeder, and I had intended to do yet another humming bird post.  Look at the hummingbird hiney.  Is that cute, or what.  Instead we had another visitor.

  There is now one less pigeon in the world.  We're pretty sure this is a Cooper's Hawk. 

He didn't have a lot of room to work with on the camera platform.  At one point he had to reposition the lunch.

After a while, he had feathers stuck on his beak.

We watched him for some time, and then we went in to the RV.  At that point the pigeon was on the ground and the hawk was gone. We went out for a couple of hours.  Upon our return, he was back, finishing up his meal.  Not wanting to spook him, I took this through the wind shield of the bus so it's not a great picture.

After all of that gore, I will leave you with another hummingbird butt.

This is the Recovery RV, signing off from the Wild Kingdom.


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    1. It is! I did not use the really bloody photos. Raptors are just so cool.

  2. Gross but soooo fascinating! You were incredibly fortunate to have front row seats for this one!

  3. Love it! both the hawk and the hinney :)

  4. Kinda sad, but it's nature. And you got some incredible shots.

  5. Whoa. That's intense. A whole lot of Nature.