More from My Friendly Neighborhood Killer

Beak and claw and piercing glare,

seeing through bushes to the quaking heart of lunch.

I should hate your blue-grey beauty;

I should despise your ochre razors, sharpened for the grab.

But . . .

Oh, you are lovely, at attention on my ragged fence.

I am in awe–a true fan as you scan my little friends to pick off the weak.


About apronheadlilly

wife and mother, musician, composer / poet, teacher, and observer of the world, flawed Christ-follower
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37 Responses to More from My Friendly Neighborhood Killer

  1. Christine says:

    Some folks hold to the concept of Nature as a gentle benevolence. Alas! It’s very often “eat or be eaten.”

  2. susansplace says:

    Great pictures. Sad story, but true.

  3. wyattfamily5 says:

    Great pictures!!!

  4. Love the photos. You must have ruffled his feathers in the last one.

  5. tootlepedal says:

    These are really good pictures. It’s a treat to look at them.

  6. pattisj says:

    There seems to be a lot of that going around. Love your ending!

  7. Biltrix says:

    I saw a rare peregrine falcon the other day. I never have a camera with me for those occasions. Love these pics!

    • Thanks. I carry my little one with me all the time. Prepared. 🙂 These shots, though, are through my window. As I work at my computer, I keep the only window I clean ready as a view on the wild world.

  8. melodylowes says:

    HA ha Love the predator with his feathers all ruffled. A bit sensitive to criticism, perhaps?? 🙂

  9. dorannrule says:

    Oh is he a handsome menace! Amazing shots and i’m so glad you have the one clean window! 🙂

  10. I am imagining all the crazy searches that will bring people to your site. :O Very nice photos. Our Cooper’s haven’t been too consistent yet. There really is a difference in hunting styles between the young and adult. The adult is something to fear.

  11. gingerbreadcafe says:

    Great pictures, he definitely looks fed up in the last one!

  12. Shez says:

    I love the last one, it makes him look really tough, rugged and mad. What type of hawk is this? I don’t believe I have seen one in our area unless they are the blue ones that strike down the little birds in flight and then devour them.

  13. “He” is gorgeous. Is he a type of falcon? Love his stately personality that is obviously so him
    Your blog really is beautiful, I could comment on every post I have read but suffice it to say you pending your life time opening up “: like” emails. I can tell you have much better things to do iwth your time,
    One more let me thank you for the follow over from Jules blog to mine and your nice comments
    ~ BB

    • In the same family. He’s a Coopers Hawk. It was horrible last spring when he actually was killing one of my blackbirds in my yard. The poor screaming bird. Yikes! But at the same time, I love him–so beautiful and proud!

  14. Iamrcc says:

    Thank you for visiting and the like of my post Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections.

  15. Reblogged this on A p r o n h e a d — Lilly and commented:

    ———–recycled post from work in honor of another hawk who came to call yesterday.

  16. Widow Beach says:

    Oh that is a shame, he looks too pretty to be a predator–but that’s what we say about the human ones too….

  17. How lucky to have this beautiful creature right at your back yard!

  18. chromagnn says:

    Amazing photos. I’m surprised he hung around so long to let you capture him.

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