Sunday, March 04, 2007
Circle of Life
The Harris Hawks around Carefree Arizona were busy being 'hawks' during our week's visit. From the nature trail behind The Boulders Resort, I glimpsed some activity on a local church's large cement cross. The screen on my camera is murky in bright sunlight and I wasn't at all sure as to what images I was recording. Looks like a bit of a courting ritual. I'm wondering how the male can stand atop the female without damaging her with those talons.
The feeding hawk was plucking feathers out of a smaller bird. I think it was a Mourning Dove. I just can't help feeling bad for that dove. I'm hopeless when it comes to the 'Circle of Life' thing. Hopeless.