You might remember from earlier posts that there is a hawk that lives close to our house. Every day, I see him (her?) flying along the fence lines looking for food. Since they are opportunistic eaters, Hubby will occasionally bring fresh roadkill back to the house.
I know that sounds weird, but we use it for photo opportunities because they are very skittish birds. I close the curtains in one room enough to see the roadkill but still be hidden and Hubby places it in the
field paddock in the right place.
I thought it was a bit strange that the latest rabbit laid in the grass for a couple of days with no notice. Then, there he was!
But, there was something off about his color. I didn't remember a white patch on his head but just figured I wasn't as observant as I like to think I am :).
I won't bore you with ALL the photos I took!
And, as I was snapping away, another hawk showed up!
The second hawk had the white feathers on his head, too. Just after I snapped this shot, he landed a ways away and kept his back to the hawk that was eating.
When that one was done and walked away, the second hawk ate.
Come to find out, the white feathers indicated juvenile birds.
And, while I was watching these two, I noticed a hawk in the background that I'm sure was Twitchie (our resident hawk) scouring the hedges.