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A "Plume" of Feathers
« on: March 22, 2020, 04:02:50 PM »
I was sitting in my truck the other day, and noticed some movement behind me through my mirror. I turned to look to see what it was, and all I seen was what looked like a plume of feathers in my neighbor's driveway. As the smoke cleared I seen that what caused it. A hawk had swooped down and nailed a robin; poor little guy didn't stand a  chance. I sent the pic to my neighbor, so he knew where all of the feathers came from. When he got home the robin itself was gone.

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Re: A "Plume" of Feathers
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2020, 05:28:29 PM »
Sharpshin?  Thanks, great catch

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Re: A "Plume" of Feathers
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2020, 05:46:13 PM »
Looks Merlin

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Re: A "Plume" of Feathers
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2020, 05:29:19 PM »
I watched a Young Raven do the same thing to a Pigeon once, never knew they took any live prey before that.  :yike:
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Re: A "Plume" of Feathers
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2020, 05:33:02 PM »


Randy did it better.

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Re: A "Plume" of Feathers
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2020, 06:55:51 PM »
It wasn't a "plume" of feathers, it was more of an explosion.  When I used to work in Portland, there was a pair of Peregrine Falcons nesting under the Fremont bridge.  There is a grain elevator next door, and so a LOT of pidgeons.  The Falcons would circle so high that they could hardly be seen, and then one would come down at a kamikaze suicide speed, and BOOM would go a pidgeon.  Always amazed me that the Falcon could survive the collision, and still snag the remains of the pidgeon before it hit the river.  Sometimes, you'd just hear it go "smack", turn around to look, and there would be a cloud of feathers.
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Re: A "Plume" of Feathers
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2020, 07:05:02 PM »
The lamb is certainly grounds to employ the 17 hornet

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Re: A "Plume" of Feathers
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2020, 03:06:07 PM »
My back yard.

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Re: A "Plume" of Feathers
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2020, 03:09:31 PM »
I watched a Young Raven do the same thing to a Pigeon once, never knew they took any live prey before that.  :yike:
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I saw a bunch of turkey vultures take out a newborn fawn, that was an eye opener.

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Re: A "Plume" of Feathers
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2020, 03:09:53 PM »


Randy did it better.

Classic.  The big unit, destroyer of the symbol of peace.  :tup:

 


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