Two hawks, one dead squirrel. High drama at the office.

The (Urban-Wildlife) Interface

Sure, the office is in a beautiful setting. Almost peaceful with its trees and wildflowers. Within the canopy,  however, different life-and-death dramas play out every day. Here, a red-tailed hawk, harangued by bluejays and mockingbirds, seeks a moment’s respite in a tree with a squirrel he’d caught for lunch.

The rest did not last long. The smaller birds screamed and even bashed him a time or two and he took off for another hiding spot. Alas, that last flight cost him. As he landed, his squirrel slipped from his talons and crashed through the branches.

A a second hawk, who followed the action and withstood an assault by other small birds, cashed in on the lost lunch.

6-2-2017 One less squirrel 2-Cropped.jpg Hawk No. 1 with his squirrel lunch, which he carried from tree to tree under attack by bluejays and mockingbirds.

6-2-2017-Two-Teaming-on-Hawk-Web.jpg Hawk No. 2, the interloper, withstanding attacks from a pair of mockingbirds who…

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