Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Ya Think?

That this may be why the hawk got one of the mourning doves the other day.  He didn't even have to aim, just drop down and grab. 

10 comments:

Sharon said...

Gosh, that's a bunch! Hawk heaven!

texwisgirl said...

Oh yes. That's a definite draw for the taloned one! I love them tho. They're like my flock of chickens, scratching and pecking away... :)

LOVE those maple leaves in your header photo!!! Remind me of home (Wis.)

Upupaepops said...

Accipiters are expert at taking one or a flock. Flock season is their high time though.

often, though they will watch a flock and bead in on one that is acting oddly or injured.

I have watched one patiently sit outside a bush a bird flew in to. It lost its patience and "jumped up" and kicked the bush. The bird flew out and he got it.

Smart hunter.

Upupaepops said...

Notice how the one at the back is watching.

I have also seen a woodpecker freeze on one side of a trunk when it knew a Coopers was in a tree over the way. He hung in place about 1/2 hour

IsobelleGoLightly said...

Ooo! Look at all of those yummy leaves in your header photo! mmmmm mmmmm! I like those plump birdies, Auntie Louise. We don't often see mourning doves down here in the valley.

Tina said...

Wow there must be awesome food at Louise's house. Happy Thanksgiving to you! And all your feathery and furry friends.

Gerry's Soap N Stuff said...

Hi Lousie! Every one is feeding except one. He is the look-out. Happy Thanksgiving. Gerry

Woodswalker said...

Like a Thanksgiving feast laid out just for hawks! Have a happy Thanksgiving, both you and the birds.

Terry said...

A Thanksgiving banquet for the doves - and the hawk.

Vicki Lane said...

We have a pair of Red-Tailed hawks who treat our birdfeeder as a drop in buffet. Those plump doves are just too tempting . . .