Wednesday, December 21
Its always a magnificent moment to see a raptor, the most intense predator in the avian world. This adult Sharp Shinned Hawk was in our side yard with its prey, sadly, one of our Sparrows. I did not want to watch the carnage ... It did get pretty gruesome with feathers flying everywhere. But the photographer in me would not allow me to look away. Shot with my Nikon D300s and 70-200mm lens. (Click on photos to enlarge).