Monday, August 23, 2010

August 24, 2010

The hawks are back after being away for months. I heard that unmistakable shriek the other day and looked up to see one hunting overhead. Then, yesterday, I was walking through the Fens in the rain and saw one lunching on a fence post. Bloody guts were flying around like red rubber bands. It was gross. The tail end of his prey is pinioned under his talons.

I took four flash pictures without disturbing his dining. When done he lazily flapped off to perch in the big pine and patiently await the next course. I'm glad they're back. Besides being magnificent creatures that are a wonder to watch, they keep the vermin down.

Quote of the Day
It is not who is right, but what is right, that is of importance.
Thomas Huxley

Image ... Red-tailed hawk. Fenway Victory Gardens, Boston.
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