I was sitting at my desk, writing the entry about Fr. Finigan’s annd Fr. Blake’s comments on the Mass at Glasgow and ….
I figured it was one of the dopey Mourning Doves.
I stood up to see what happened and spotted a new visitor to the feeder… a different sort of feeder.
We stared at each other for a while.
Then he … she? … went into the bushes under my window to get, I suspect, the fallen prey.
I will go out later to see what it might have been, if anything is left.
I am thinking Broad-Winged Hawk.
UPDATE: 21:30 GMT
More than one of you have written to say that this is Accipiter striatus… Sharp-Shinned Hawk.
I am not so sure. The tail is very like.
I am still thinking Buteo platypterus Broad-Winged Hawk.