Predators live and breath all around us. The human ones are the most despicable, but this blog isn't about them.
It's about one of nature's predators.
(believe it or not, I clean this door 2X weekly. Maggie just slobbers a lot!).
This is a Cooper's Hawk on my neighbor's tree. Just to the left at the bottom just out of sight of the photo shot is a bird feeder.
Cooper's Hawks feed on small birds, usually song birds. I don't think my neighbor had this in mind when she put up the feeder.
But I can imagine the hawk thinking, "Smorgasbord!"
This happened when our koi were smaller. The pond is small and two-and-a-half feet deep, perfect for a Great Blue Heron to visit the pond. Luckily, it only got away with two fish before we placed netting over it.
Nature is waking up in Oklahoma . . . and it's hungry!