Happy Hunting Grounds (Two Images)

Hawk on Fence

Hawk and Shadow

A few days ago I witnessed an explosion of doves, finches, and sparrows as they escaped in a frenzy from the feeders in our yard. I knew immediately that this meant a raptor must be in the vicinity. Sure enough, I could see the distinct shadow of a hawk on the back fence. I slowly drew near the window and saw it in full profile. I grabbed my good camera and snapped a few shots before it moved on to hunt on more promising terrain.

A few weeks ago I posted a video of a hawk munching on a bird after a successful hunt in our yard. Perhaps it’s the same predator, having returned to these happy hunting grounds?

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