Monday, August 17, 2009

last morning at Blue Cloud Abbey

On my last morning at the Abbey, having spent a week there, I took a short walk around one of the ponds and came upon this Red-tailed Hawk.
A few moments later it took off. I didn't know why, but should have guessed from the small song bird coming toward us -- see the out-of-focus spot near the center of the photo.
I'm sure most of you have observed this same scene -- a small bird going after a much larger raptor.
Sure enough, a few seconds later it was joined by a second, small attack-bird.
The Red-tail managed to elude and out-distance them. There must be a moral somewhere in this short scenario -- I'll leave it to you to come up with it.