Saturday, September 29, 2012

Cooper's Hawk kills Northern Flicker.

I saw a Cooper's Hawk kill a Northern Flicker today.  


That is all.

7 comments:

Neil Kelley said...

This is awesome. Shame that available social media buttons cannot rise to the occasion.

Still awaiting the launch of "Google, woah" or the Facebook "gesture to the looming referent of shared mortality at the core of every organism that binds us, every stalk in the field of life, like a sheaf for the reaper" button.

Hugh said...

Neil, I couldn't have put it better.

Really.

Murr Brewster said...

That seems like a bear taking down a, hm, smaller bear. I don't even think I could take on a flicker. They're so pointy.

Hugh said...

Murr, Astute point! When I came upon the situation, the prey, whatever it was, was mostly hidden in the turf. I could see it struggling, but couldn't identify what it was. It was only after the prey perished and the hawk flew away with it in its talons that I saw the obvious wing-feathers of a flicker. Pointy indeed.


biobabbler said...

Good GRIEF I love the way your commenters write. =)

FYI, No. Flicker ranges from 3.9-5.6 oz (sayeth allaboutbirds.org)
and Cooper's Hawks run from 7.8 (smallest male) to 24 oz (largest female).

Caesar was ambitious! Or so I hear... =)

Kim Clawson said...

Hm....

Patricia K. Lichen said...

Oh man! I hate to see my favorites go down! I liked the sharpshinned hawk that patrolled my bird feeder but always hoped he would limit himself to the finches and juncos and leave my dear little chickadees and cheery goldfinches alone.

Anthropomorphic favoritism? Maybe just a tad.