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Thread subject: Pale Male today
Name Date Message
Shelley 10/24/10 11:03 am Not the greatest diversity of photos today, but still beautiful, as always. What surprised me (though perhaps it shouldn't have) is that, near the end, it looks as if he has a sparrow for dinner on his branch. Two shots of that, then a squirrel for dessert.

I know the RTHs regularly dine on pigeons and rodents, but somehow, I hadn't thought of the smaller birds, like sparrows, as being much of a meal. Maybe it's my own human sensibility, you know, sure, go ahead, reduce the pigeon and rodent population, no problem, but the sweet songbirds? NO!

But heck, I'm not a hawk, what do I know. Maybe Pale Male missed dessert at his last meal and was just extra hungry when the poor sparrow ended up in the wrong place at the wrong time...

Pale Male
Shelley 10/24/10 11:06 am HA! Joke is on me. I just looked again and now I see that it wasn't a bird at all, but the same squirrel, in all 3 pics. What I mistook for a tiny beak, facing upward, was in fact, the squirrel's ear! Weird, how our eyes can fool us! Sorry about that.

I must say, I am relieved....
martyc35 10/24/10 02:42 pm Now, Shelley, I am surprised at you. PaleMale is just doing his job. But watch out for that Cooper's lurking about, and don't forget that peregrines are around there, too. Just teasing, of course, I love the sparrows, too, and Lincoln gets pics of a white-throataed sparrow, a variety that is supposed to be here, too, but so far I've never seen one.
marty

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