March 3, 2012

Henrietta's Dinner

SDP 3-3-12
I'll think twice before using the phrase "eating like a bird", after watching Henrietta devour a rat for dinner. ((ick))  Having presented the meal, Henry flew back to the nest, allowing Henrietta to feast alone  for about 20-30 minutes.  What a sight!  At least she seems concerned about her appearance.  With rat remnants clinging to her beak, she rubbed her face repeatedly against the tree apparently trying to clean it before returning to the nest.  Absolutely fascinating to watch!  The wild kingdom is indeed wild.

7 comments:

Lowell said...

These birds help us by eating such rodents! This is a superb shot...

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Beautifully recorded SRQ! Yes indeed it's a 'bird eat rat' world out there! So fascinating to watch like this. I'm hoping we'll get to see more as the chicks grow up!

Kathy said...

Survival of the fittest.

Birdman said...

Jack London would be proud!

cieldequimper said...

Let them feast on rats!

Wonderful shots!

sweffling said...

Super posts about these hawks. Not much left of that rat, such economical birds:)

David Thomas said...

Interesting post and photo. I was hoping for fish though.