Monday, December 27, 2010

A Meal for One Bird is the Life of Another

Today there was evidence of a real life drama in the snow as witnessed in these photos. The feathers appeared to be the same hue as that of a slate-colored junco of which there is a quite a few that feed on the cracked corn that we broadcast over the snow. We have noticed a sharp shinned or cooper's hawk visiting our fields from time to time which might identify the predator in this drama who is only trying to sustain itself.  Other than the feathers there was no waste.