Nature often isn't as pretty as travelogues and photographs portray it, nature can be cruel, at least to our human eyes. So it is with the beautiful Hawk. So graceful with the long, wide wings, floating over head. but what we don't often see is what the hawk is looking for, so pointedly, on the ground. Food. Food in the form of other living things like rabbits and squirrels and ducks. Yesterday two of our staff people were standing outside one of the campus buildings, right by the road, when all of a sudden they heard a strong fluttering whoosh. Right in from of them a hawk swooped down, grabbed a rabbit and rose right back up into the air. One of the staffers happened to have her phone in her hand and quickly snapped a picture. It's a bit blurred as the hawk was moving, the rabbit was screaming and so was she.
Hawks are huge, stealthy, always sitting on the rooftops of the campus surveying their next meal. They miss nothing.