Does This Show the World’s Smallest Raptor or the World’s Biggest Dragonfly?

This has got to be the tiniest raptor I’ve ever seen in San Francisco.

Or maybe the damselfly in its talons was just really, really big?

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Maybe it’s both.

On the wing avec another victim a little later with the fog coming in:

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Dragonflies – it’s what’s for dinner.

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2 Responses to “Does This Show the World’s Smallest Raptor or the World’s Biggest Dragonfly?”

  1. John Wall says:

    Looks like a cooper’s hawk with a female dragonfly. Interesting shot. I’ve never seen a dragonfly get snagged before.

  2. sfcitizen says:

    Maybe we have a bunch of dragonflies around here. I saw a great blue heron snap at and get a dragonfly when the heron was fishing…