Saturday, September 13, 2008
The PhotoHunt theme this week is "Wild".
That's an American Kestrel perched on a utility pole a couple of yards down from mine, being approached by, believe it or not, a White-Winged Dove!
It looks like an attack, but I'm pretty sure it was just a mistake. The dove did pull up just inches from what might have been, shall we say, an inopportune landing. You know, the kestrel being a hawk and the dove being, well, a dove, and all. Even if they are roughly the same size, I don't think it could have ended well for the dove. Even so, I'm not even sure that the kestrel even noticed!
Click on the photo to get a better look. Wild, huh?
**P.S. -- Keep a good thought for those poor folks on the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast -- they're having their own "wild" time with Hurricane Ike (that narrowly missed us) and can use all the good vibes we can send them now, and all the help we can spare, later!
Posted by RJ Flamingo at 12:01 AM