Morning comes softly over the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Sacramento. And now the drama begins.
The pigeons on top of the tower are flushed by a Red Tail Hawk (red arrow) trying to grab a fly by breakfast. Unsuccessful.
Here comes the other hawk (red arrow) hoping to nab a pigeon who hasn't seen the memo about the breakfast fly by. Again unsuccessful.
The pair of Red Tail hawks are having a meeting in a nearby Sequoia tree to discuss the breakfast situation.
They are once again disturbed by a hawk on another breakfast fly by, note the dark blur on the left side of the pic. Unsuccessful.
I expect the hawks can do this all day. I want yell at the pigeons. I want to tell them to become Catholics and move to the roof at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament!
10/15/11 Edited to add this sequence:
A new morning. The hawk makes a breakfast fly-by.
And snatches a pigeon off the roof of the tower.
And flies off with it to a nearby tree. Pigeon fans do not fear. Because a few moments later the pigeon broke loose and flew out of the tree. Hopefully wiser.
I like my new camera. Its a Lumix with 16X zoom and a bunch of features that make it a little magic picture box.
That's my corner of the world!