March 7, 2012

Bird of Prey vs. Prey

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Can you believe this sight?! Check out that daring little squirrel headed in the wrong direction -- right toward a red shouldered hawk.  I'm 90% sure that's Henry squawking.  I really expected him to pounce on the squirrel and remind it about their respective roles in nature (bird of prey vs. prey). Instead, Henry screeched several times...the squirrel stood its ground...and Henry flew away.  Wow.  Gotta love the wild kingdom!  By the way, no news from the nest.  I have one or two more pics I'd like to post from Henry and Henrietta's daily activities, then the SDP staff will place this series on hiatus until the little ones are spotted.


Lowell said...

That squirrel is either really stupid or knows something we don't! :-)

How do you tell the difference between Henry and Henrietta?

This is a super capture, btw!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

The tale unfolds SRQ and fascinating it is.. omg what was that squirrel thinking!! I think luck was well and truly on his side today, perhaps Henry was distracted by something happening back at the nest, phew thank goodness! Look forward to seeing some 'chick' action when they get a little bigger. Excellent series of images.

We are: clamco said...

This has got to be some kind of award winning shot. It's kind of funny and scary at the same time.

Dina J said...

Great shots of the hawk life. I can't wait to see the babies.