September 18, 2013
God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into its nest. – J.G. Holland
This morning, as I was returning home from taking my son to school, I happened upon a scene that would make any birdwatcher envious – a hawk feasting on his freshly caught breakfast. While I do see birds of prey flying around the city on occasion (see my post of a bald eagle here), it was somewhat surprising to have this ‘National Geographic’ moment unfold in the alley just outside my garage. Luckily, I had my camera with me (hooray for the habits this Project 365 has bestowed!) and I was able to capture this fascinating scene.
By the way, a quick internet search has led me to believe this is a Cooper’s Hawk. However, if there are any birdwatchers out there who know otherwise, please let me know. As for its victim? I’m pretty sure that’s just a common pigeon.