Hawk and Dove Considering Some days you’re the hawk, some days you’re the dove, though I hope it’s not as dire as this. Proud. It looks like this mourning dove had a rough start to the week, but the sharp-shinned hawk looks pretty pleased. Looking. Usually I see Cooper’s Hawks after birds in my neighborhood, but this is a sharp-shinned hawk. I just happened to see this little scene at an intersection in my neighborhood as I drove down the street. I slowed and got my camera immediately and took the first few photos as I rolled closer through my windshield and then through my side window. I could see the hawk was “tenderizing” the dove, stepping on it and digging its claws into the bird. Tiny feathers were everywhere. When it was clear the hawk wasn’t moving I rolled down my window and then rolled right up to the hark. Not until a car came down the cross street toward us did the hawk grab the dove and fly off. . . . . . . . Follow me on Instagram. Visit my photography galleries on Portraits of Animals. All images used on this site are copyrighted to Bernadette E. Kazmarski unless otherwise noted and may not be used without my written permission. Please ask if you are interested in using one in a print or internet publication. If you are interested in purchasing a print of this image or a product including this image, visit my galleries of Photography on Portraits of Animals to see if I have it available already. If you don’t find it there, visit “Custom Prints” for availability and terms. I'll be more than happy to make a print for you. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related Post navigation SuddenlyHeraldry Leave a Reply Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.