Sharp-shinned Hawk, Winter Feeding
This hawk attacked a mourning dove at the end of our driveway, then flew into the yard with its prey. The hawk refused to be frightened by the arrival of a mere human. I watched briefly, then left the scene quietly.
Christmas Eve evening, 2009.

Death scene
Sharp-shinned hawk killed mourning dove Select a thumbnail
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Scene of the carnage
Hawk and dove
Hawk devours doveChristmas feast

Photo © 2010 by Carol Yoho
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