Saturday, April 05, 2008

Oh the carnage! Right in my own front yard!


This morning while getting ready to go to the store to get a new drapery rod and some cookie ingredients, (but that is not important right now) Gene calls for me to "come and see this"......

I said, "what"....then I looked out side and saw this
We watched while he/she devoured a bird. We quietly crept outside and got a couple of photos, he/she didn't seem the least bit concerned.After about 20 minutes this was all that was left

From the remains, I'd say it was a mockingbird. I was trying to find out what kind of predator it was. From what I could figure it was a Cooper's Hawk. It was about the size of a crow and seems to fit the description. I'm no expert, so if anyone knows what it was, let me know.

If only I had my camera the other morning when I was startled about the ducks trying to fly away from under my patio, but that's not important right now!

1 comment:

Michael said...


This is such a cool post!