Thursday, March 3, 2011
Nature Notes: Strange Bedfellows
I couldn't believe my eyes when I spotted these two unlikely companions perched on the fence out back.
A closer look revealed that the hawk had the remains of a mouse or vole under its left foot. The crow was hoping for the leftovers.
Strangest of all, the crow seemed to be mirroring the positions and motions of the hawk. When the hawk finished its meal, the crow did fly down to the ground to scavenge while the hawk looked on.
P.S. If I were the crow, I'd worry about a hawk looking at me this way:
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