Saturday, February 16, 2008

No signs of a struggle

I enjoy studying the tracks left in the snow in my yard by deer and other creatures. This one on my deck today was pretty rare. I've seen it once before on a deep pile of snow on top of my pfitzer bushes. I know what it is. A small hawk has been hanging out in my yard, sometimes perching on the rail of my deck. Here she caught something small, perhaps a mouse or a small bird. It happened so fast, the inidividual wing feathers made a perfect imprint while the claws show a dragging trail of about 6 inches in length.. Exquisite.

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