September 18, 2013

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God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into its nest.  – J.G. Holland

 

FOCUS:  Wildlife

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.

 

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8 Comments

    1. Thanks so much! Wildlife photography isn’t usually my ‘thing’, but this guy was pretty cooperative for me this morning. I think having his tasty snack nearby made him all the more willing to hang around for some pictures :-).

  1. Now this is such a beautiful capture… you are so lucky to have spotted this and had your camera with you… wonderfully capture photos as well… can’t help with the ID as we definitely don’t get that one here in South Africa….

  2. Great photos – we had these birds around this summer. While they are gorgeous birds – their presence scared away the songbirds from our feeders this summer. They have moved on – so I hope to see our regular visitors soon.

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