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Hawk Pattern

This is my neighborhood Sharp Shinned Hawk.  I had thought that the white spots on its back were perhaps leucism (genetic mutation).  But when it poses like this, that pattern seems to be natural and quite a good camouflage in … Continue reading

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Sharp Shinned Hawk

With perhaps the mark of a battle on its breast. Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, USA.

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Hawk v. Dove

The end of the story is what I expected – the hawk kills the dove and gets its meal.  What I hadn’t thought about was that the dove might fight back valiantly and might be alive way too long into … Continue reading

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Sharp Shinned Hawk

When the Sharp-shinned Hawk flew into the bird feeder area, the doves and sparrows scattered frantically.  The hawk persisted until it got a dove.  The circle of life continues as the feathers blow away. Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, USA.

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