Violent Nature in the City

The following picture was taken a few minutes ago. We live just west of downtown Columbus (OH) – and most of the birds we see are cardinals, or smaller.

Shot through a double-pane window at full (digital) zoom, there was no time to be fancy. I didn’t see the strike, and when he flew away a moment later I could not be sure what species of bloody corpse he was carrying. From the number of small feathers on the snow, I suspect he caught a sparrow or similar-sized bird.

Please Support My Work

Please visit Supporting Me for suggestions on how you can support the costs of maintaining this website. Or show your appreciation for this TOQ fighting for equality since the 1970s.