My husband and I just walked in the door this morning when I noticed something fly across the yard. I looked out to find that a Cooper’s Hawk had caught his morning meal–a Mourning Dove.
It was quite an adrenaline rush as my camera was struggling to find focus in the poor morning light. I was so happy I got any picture!
Many people are bothered by images of raptors with their prey. But the behavior of these beautiful birds is fascinating to me. And I like to imagine that the Mourning Dove was old and sickly and ready to go. All birds have to eat.
Have a great day!