I headed off this morning to go to Starbucks and grab a coffee in preparation for the day ahead. In the front yard there were feathers scattered across the lawn, an indication that something horrible happened to one of the many doves that frequent our yard. I assumed that a neighborhood cat had scored a tasty meal and hoped the day’s rain would wash the carnage away.

As I was returning home, having acquired the aforementioned coffee I spotted the neighborhood Cooper’s Hawk landing on the neighbor’s mailbox. I ran inside and grabbed the camera and managed a few shots before he spooked and flew away.

If you click the images below and examine the larger version you can clearly see feathers in his talons. Feathers that match the feathers that litter my front lawn. I guess this clears the neighborhood cats of suspicion in at least one bird death…

Wait A Minute Mr. Postman

3 thoughts on “Wait A Minute Mr. Postman

  • October 4, 2009 at 11:21 am

    What a beautiful and awesome animal!

    Thanks for sharing!

  • October 4, 2009 at 11:50 am

    yeah, he did it all right…..btw great shot.

  • November 9, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    Found this in Google image search. Why isn’t this at icanhazcheezburger yet?

    “im on ur mailbox. mailman not worry about dogs n e moar.”

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