Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Bully or Brave?

This morning I saw my daughter walking out the door in her pj's, holding a camera. "What are you up to?" I asked her. She pointed to this giant hawk that was sitting in a nearby tree. He was HUGE and very peaceful looking. In fact, he didn't seem to have a care in the world. Suddenly, this little blue jay, that was tiny in comparison, comes out of nowhere and begins tormenting the hawk. The blue jay fluttered about and occasionally slammed into the hawk's head. The hawk remained composed and didn't flinch or even seem to get mad at the blue jay. After roughly six body slams by the blue jay, the silent hawk took off. I don't know if that little blue jay was a bully or a brave soul. Nonetheless, it is the hawk's reaction that impresses me most.

P.S. Sorry the image isn't that great. I need a powerful zoom lense.