After being wakened at 7:12 AM by a loud bang followed by a disturbing chorus of Blue Jays. I made my way to the back patio in my 'sleepwear'. When I stepped outdoors I saw a Coopers Hawk take flight and the mangled remains of what I learned later was a beautiful Blue Jay. I headed back to bed where my better half inquired with the glorious word 'and?'. I provided a quick summation of what I believe occurred and drifted back to lala land.
Nature can appear to be cruel, but in reality it isn't. It is simply the act of survival for the predator. My step-daughter succinctly said "mother nature can be a bi%#ch". I think she captured the essence of what I'm trying to say.
None of these are great shots, but I'm happy just the same to have captured them.
|Great Horned Owl|