Thursday, June 3, 2010

finial

A bold Mockingbird was driving this hawk from perch to perch, repeatedly assaulting it from the back, claws first. At first the raptor appeared nonchalant, but after awhile the smaller bird seemed to get on its nerves, judging by the plaintive squawks of this baby-faced predator. The Mockingbird wanted it out of the vicinity and was heartily kicking its red tail. Protecting treasures such as these, maybe?

2 comments:

The Necromancer said...

Nice effect. Good shot!

amarilla said...

Our Brooklyn Red-Tails are pretty well documented - this is one of the Prospect Park clan. Not far away in Green-Wood cemetery, the relatives raise their brood, not backlit)

http://citybirder.blogspot.com/2010/06/green-wood-cemetery-hawks.html