Cherish is my favorite word, and I cherish the ability of turning the routine into a beautiful moment.
Nature creates in me, a spiritual and meditative time to bring peace, harmony and balance, into an otherwise ordinary day~
Mary Howell Cromer

Saturday, March 20, 2010

The hawk had a little Field Mouse and it wasted no time in killing it and then taking it for it's meal~

I hope that I shall not ruin anyone's day by that which takes place in the hawk world, yet this is nature and I share it as it comes.  As I was taking a ride home the other day, I noticed a Red-Shouldered Hawk in a field several miles from our home.  It had landed on the ground and I could tell it had either just caught something, or was trying to. The hawk had a little Field Mouse and it wasted no time in killing it and then taking it for it's meal.  I watched where it flew to, hoping to catch a glimpse of possibly a mate, but it ate on it's own this round~


  1. Pretty cool you got to see that happen! Ive witnessed quite a few raptors take out animals or other birds and i cringe but hey, they gotta eat too! Nice photo series!

  2. Wonderful series. It is a cool sighting of the hawk with the mouse.

  3. Hi Mary,
    What a fabulous sequence! Wow I'm stunned! I'd like to get that kind of action some time!! Well done!


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