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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-27-10 03:49 PM
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7. The squirrels were throwing baby doves out of their nests here earlier today
Mother dove was trying her best to gather them up.

It was a horror show.

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  -Wow! Raw nature in my own back yard. Stinky The Clown  Apr-27-10 03:44 PM   #0 
  - Isn't nature fascinating?  ceile   Apr-27-10 03:45 PM   #1 
  - A few years ago, I had the crap scared out of me by a hawk on my deck.  Stinky The Clown   Apr-27-10 04:32 PM   #24 
  - Hawks...Killing machines that make the great cats seem......  rgbecker   Apr-27-10 03:46 PM   #2 
  - Cell phone video! Cell phone video!!!  BlooInBloo   Apr-27-10 03:46 PM   #3 
  - I actually took it with my Flip camera ......  Stinky The Clown   Apr-27-10 04:22 PM   #22 
     - Awwww. :(  BlooInBloo   Apr-27-10 06:00 PM   #42 
  - Would be great to think that the Ravens were fighting on the squirrels' side..but they were  BrklynLiberal   Apr-27-10 03:46 PM   #4 
  - Raven's are scavengers so they were looking for a steal imho. n/t  arthritisR_US   Apr-27-10 03:50 PM   #8 
  - Yeah but scavengers, by definition, steal dead stuff  lukasahero   Apr-27-10 04:56 PM   #32 
     - it's called piracy when ravens steal prey from hawks  pitohui   Apr-27-10 07:26 PM   #49 
        - I wasn't the one who chose the word "scavenge"  lukasahero   Apr-27-10 07:46 PM   #55 
  - Yup.  yellerpup   Apr-27-10 03:55 PM   #13 
  - Actually ravens and crows are very territorial,  MadHound   Apr-27-10 04:14 PM   #21 
     - in our yard we throw out peanuts and the crows allow the squirrels to go first  demigoddess   Apr-27-10 06:25 PM   #44 
        - We also throw peanuts for the squirrels. Our crows  MineralMan   Apr-27-10 07:27 PM   #50 
           - crows like conflict just fine, they are just smart abt using their energy  pitohui   Apr-27-10 07:30 PM   #51 
              - around here the crows hate the hawks and attack them any chance they get  demigoddess   Apr-28-10 09:20 PM   #66 
  - Want to see some incredible nature pics..including many, many hawks..?  BrklynLiberal   Apr-27-10 03:48 PM   #5 
  - bloody magnificent! TY :-) n/t  arthritisR_US   Apr-27-10 03:55 PM   #14 
  - The pics are magnificent aren't they?  BrklynLiberal   Apr-27-10 03:59 PM   #18 
  - Check out these pics. I just can't stop once I start...  BrklynLiberal   Apr-27-10 04:05 PM   #19 
     - OMG, TY...such beautiful creatures...such majesty :-) ...  arthritisR_US   Apr-27-10 04:11 PM   #20 
     - National Geographic article with info and some pics  BrklynLiberal   Apr-27-10 04:44 PM   #27 
     - check out the pic the photog got of an eagle with fish flying over the Hudson nr Central Pk  BrklynLiberal   Apr-27-10 04:58 PM   #35 
        - unbelievably beautiful. They're beauty and essence leaves me breathless. TY so  arthritisR_US   Apr-28-10 01:10 PM   #64 
     - edit, misplaced post  IDemo   Apr-27-10 06:22 PM   #43 
  - That's what this guy was. A red tail hawk.  Stinky The Clown   Apr-27-10 04:39 PM   #25 
  - Make sure you have plenty of time. I find myself transfixed.  BrklynLiberal   Apr-27-10 04:44 PM   #26 
  - Holy carp  lukasahero   Apr-27-10 04:52 PM   #30 
     - That is the only way to do it...  BrklynLiberal   Apr-27-10 04:53 PM   #31 
     - The photographer got a pic of an eagle..with a fish in its talons...over the Hudson nr Central Pk  BrklynLiberal   Apr-27-10 04:57 PM   #34 
        - Is it just one photographer?  lukasahero   Apr-27-10 05:25 PM   #39 
        - Yes. He has been doing this for years.  BrklynLiberal   Apr-27-10 07:22 PM   #48 
        - We were fishing at Granby lake in Colorado  Roon   Apr-27-10 09:09 PM   #57 
           - They defintely are better at it than us mere humans.  BrklynLiberal   Apr-27-10 09:36 PM   #59 
              - No doubt! eom  Roon   Apr-28-10 11:13 AM   #63 
  - Cool!  SalviaBlue   Apr-27-10 03:48 PM   #6 
  - The ravens were scavenging, not defending anyone.  Stinky The Clown   Apr-27-10 04:26 PM   #23 
  - The squirrels were throwing baby doves out of their nests here earlier today  NNN0LHI   Apr-27-10 03:49 PM   #7 
  - nature can be so damn brutal :( n/t  arthritisR_US   Apr-27-10 03:56 PM   #15 
     - My wife was yelling at me to get the ladder and put them back in  NNN0LHI   Apr-27-10 05:28 PM   #40 
        - There are bird sanctuaries that will take them.  The Backlash Cometh   Apr-27-10 05:36 PM   #41 
  - The other day I was driving down the road, just a quarter mile from my house or so...  HiFructosePronSyrup   Apr-27-10 03:51 PM   #9 
  - Too bad you couldn't video it!!!  AnArmyVeteran   Apr-27-10 03:51 PM   #10 
  - A hawk has been dive-bombing for fish in our creek for the past few hours.  Dappleganger   Apr-27-10 03:51 PM   #11 
  - Squirrels are something else. They've pelted acorns at me before.  Shell Beau   Apr-27-10 03:52 PM   #12 
  - you and I are in the same quagmire. n/t  arthritisR_US   Apr-27-10 03:58 PM   #17 
  - Here where I work, we have two hawks, been here a couple of years  DainBramaged   Apr-27-10 03:57 PM   #16 
  - Hawks and eagles are amazing creatures!  Odin2005   Apr-27-10 04:47 PM   #28 
  - Check this out!!!!!!  BrklynLiberal   Apr-27-10 04:56 PM   #33 
  - Cool, thanks!  Odin2005   Apr-27-10 05:06 PM   #36 
  - Indeed they are.  MineralMan   Apr-27-10 07:45 PM   #54 
  - Sounds like a scene out of (spoilers maybe inside)  lukasahero   Apr-27-10 04:51 PM   #29 
  - Here on our hill, we've had an increasing family of red-tailed hawks and some turkey vultures.  Tesha   Apr-27-10 05:09 PM   #37 
  - I once saw a hawk systematically drive a mourning dove  pipi_k   Apr-27-10 05:15 PM   #38 
  - We feed the birds, and the hawks take advantage  IDemo   Apr-27-10 06:27 PM   #45 
  - You didn't save the baby squirrel?  Cali_Democrat   Apr-27-10 06:27 PM   #46 
  - why save a baby squirrel? save the hawk instead!  pitohui   Apr-27-10 07:34 PM   #52 
  - What a thing to get to witness.  Mojeoux   Apr-27-10 06:35 PM   #47 
  - "Red in tooth and claw."  scarletwoman   Apr-27-10 07:42 PM   #53 
  - Ah ... the Lounge  Stinky The Clown   Apr-27-10 08:45 PM   #56 
  - Welcome to the Lounge, Stinky! And to Howard County.  madinmaryland   Apr-27-10 09:09 PM   #58 
  - I couldn't have watched that. I once had a mouse in my house for days. The cat brought it in. I  applegrove   Apr-27-10 10:34 PM   #60 
  - it must have been quite a sight  gl_5500   Apr-27-10 11:02 PM   #61 
  - I have witnessed similar.  Enthusiast   Apr-28-10 07:28 AM   #62 
  - I saw a hawk fly by my third story office window one day with an adult squirrel in its talons.  mnhtnbb   Apr-28-10 01:21 PM   #65 

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