A procession of noisy hawks were flying over the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area when I arrived but by the time I could get the camera out all I had left to settle for was this Mourning Dove perched in one of the old oak trees in front of Audubon House. That is the way Mondays go sometimes.
Sam the dog and I went into the backyard late this afternoon to find this hawk sitting on the fence. Running back inside to get the camera, I did not expect the hawk to still be there when I got back outside but there it was. We are used to occasionally seeing, but more often hearing, owls in the oak trees around the house at night but never a bird like this hawk during the day. I wondered if it […]
A Hawk (Red-tailed Hawk?) attacked the Sandhill Crane family at the Indian River Club but was thwarted by enraged Mockingbirds that mobbed the Hawk into fleeing the area before any harm was done. Here a Mockingbird goes after the Hawk. The Sandhill Crane family, two adults with two colts, goes into terrified defense mode as the Hawk swooped down on them a number of times. The Hawk flees with a Mockingbird in hot pursuit. Note the large size differential between […]