Mourning doves are a common sight in the backyard for those of us with bird feeders.
They often perch on the deck railing as this one that's huddled in the cold.
But this morning when we opened the back door to let the dogs out, we were met with feathers all over the deck.
Obviously dove feathers, and something larger with wings, higher up the food chain had made a capture. The hawks will sit in the tall trees behind our property and swoop in at the birds towards the house. I watched once as one chased a dove into the alcove by the back door and then they're trapped and easy prey. Such is life in the wild.
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