Raptor Wednesday Plus Pellets

Megaceryle alcyonThis Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) female was flying directly towards me across the Crescent Water when suddenly she freaked out. A Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) sped overhead, arrowing towards her. There was much shouting by the Kingfisher, who loudly went hither and yon as the foiled Coop parked itself in a Sweetgum. Accipiter cooperiiI see Cooper’s in the air a lot more than I see them perched. They can be quite flighty, barely perching for long when they’re on the winged hunt.Accipiter cooperiiThis one, though, stuck around long enough for me to get some pictures.Accipiter cooperii

pelletsWhile circling the hawk, I noticed these wet pellets on a bench. There sure look fishy, don’t they?pellets2I think the Kingfisher perched on the back of the bench and coughed up these scaly, bony hairballs.

Speaking of hairballs: how to deal with the reflexive liar Trump, who uses the big-lie strategy every day.

4 Responses to “Raptor Wednesday Plus Pellets”

  1. 1 Paul Lamb December 1, 2016 at 6:25 am

    Saw a kingfisher working the lake out at my Ozark cabin over the weekend.

    Also, I am really enjoying your supplements to the daily posts!

    • 2 mthew December 1, 2016 at 7:21 am

      Hopefully, unlike the many supplements purchasable at the “nutrition” section of the store, these are actually good for us! I know they’re good for me.

  1. 1 Indigestible | Backyard and Beyond Trackback on February 4, 2020 at 7:01 am
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