Saturday, January 3, 2009

Juvenile Cooper's Hawk!

Being in the kitchen has its the view of my backyard out the window over the sink. I was rinsing a spatula, when I looked out and saw this fellow happily eating something on my compost pile:

The view through the window was not great, so I tried to get a better view by quietly looking out the side door.

At first, he (she?) kept eating, but he got nervous and took off toward the garage, taking a long strand of composted English ivy, tangled in his prey, with him:

He finished eating what must have been a mourning dove from the look of the feathers below...I need a way better lens. Still.

More photos here.

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