Monday, December 13, 2010

Skrovmål (Nut-fed meat)

This is what I discovered outside my work building last Friday - a hawk showing off its rank in the food chain. We are still not sure what hawk species it is, but the prey was a grey squirrel. The secretaries walking out for lunch were aghast, the scientists were amazed, and the students took photos with their cell phones. 
Photo copyright Ilya Raskin, used with permission (with a real good camera, my photos are not this good).


LS said...

We now know that this was a juvenile red-tailed hawk, as per some very ornithological friends of mine. Thanks for the ID!

AnS said...

What a marveluos photo