Saturday, September 26, 2020

Dinnertime


 This Red-Tail Hawk had caught a pigeon and proceeded to land on a pole just about 20 ft from my roof deck. I didn't see the beginning of the episode but saw him as he enjoyed his dinner but if you look closely he was being dive-bombed by wasps and eventually he gave up and flew off leaving part of the carcass behind. Nature.  

Taking part in Saturday's Critters. Click HERE to see more creatures from around the world.

24 comments:

jennyfreckles said...

It seems wasps are a nuisance for all of us!

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Poor Hawk could not eat dinner in peace! Those darn wasp.
Great shot of the Red-tailed Hawk! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Enjoy your day, wishing you a great weekend.

Tom said...

...little critters can often get the best of the bigger ones.

Andy said...

A hawk will eat just about anything.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Gosh that was quite a scenario played out there right before your eyes Pat, it is certainly tough out there!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Wasps have spoiled many a picnic.

Sharon said...

Nature's brutal side on display! I've seen a roadrunner do pretty much the same thing just not on top of a pole.

Catalyst said...

A wasp or two will buzz around me as I'm filling the birdbath, waiting for their drink of water, but they never bother me. Apparently they see me as the provider.

Taken For Granted said...

I am surprised the Hawk did not take his dinner with him when he left. Perhaps he was already full? Great photo that tells a story.

Anne Hagman-Niilola said...

Awesome bird!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a beautiful Hawk! You can easily see what he is with that red tail showing!

Mark said...

Serve him right. :-)

bill burke said...

Not a good day for a takeaway. :)

Cloudia said...

Fabulous, Pat! I saw one attack outside my window once. It was fast as powerful as a punch! I practically felt it.

Kay said...

I didn't realize wasps attacked birds. You caught quite a slice of life here. Wonderful shot!

Iris Flavia said...

Huh. Am I glad to be a human and cook my food. But the wasps, no one can escape it seems.

s.c said...

To close at their nest perhaps but beautiful birdshot.

William Kendall said...

He looks quite focused.

Anu said...

A nice looking hawk.

Jenn Jilks said...

Wow! What a site.

Babzy.B said...

Great capture 🙂

Karl said...

Cool photo, Pat !

Debbie said...

ooooh the circle of life, what a great image!!!

21 Wits said...

Ready-set-go, it's first see first get!