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