Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Pigeon Hawk!


Yesterday I had one of those Wild Kingdom moments, smack dab in the middle of Holyoke!
I was riding my bicycle back from the grocery store when all of a sudden I start seeing what I first took as fallen petals from an apple tree, but then I thought, "No, those can't be petals, it is 22 degrees!" As I got right up to these whitish items on the pavement, I saw a merlin perched on top of a still moving pigeon. The merlin glared at me and then lifted off, carrying a pigeon that looked almost as big as it! It flew about 15 feet away and then sat back down and fixed me with its raptor's superior stare.
It was so cool!