Sunday, January 5, 2014

I believe that is called al fresco

Recently I've had a couple of good views of raptors having lunch in the trees above Azalea Pond. Thursday, it was an American Kestrel eating a Fox Sparrow snatched right from under the feeders at Evodia.

Ed Gaillard: recent &emdash; American Kestrel with lunch, Central Park

The day before, I watched a Cooper's Hawk chow down on a sparrow (probably a House Sparrow). Here it is spitting out some feathers:

Ed Gaillard: recent &emdash; Cooper's Hawk eating a sparrow

Nature, red in beak and talon. I'm fonder of the little birds than I am of the hawks, but we all have to make a living.

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