Posts Tagged ‘hunting’

Seafood Buffet at Stow Lake: This Great Blue Heron Noshes on Crawdads – They’re Like Little Lobsters!

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

This giant bird with a wingspan bigger than your outstretched arms has managed to stay well-fed on tiny crawdads in Golden Gate Park.

See? Nom nom nom:

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Hurray!

Why Don’t You Treat Your Kitty to a Gopher Hunt in Golden Gate Park? Remember to Bring a Leash

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Thusly:

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Kitty was after everybody’s favorite larder hoarding varmint, Botta’s Pocket Gopher.

Keep trying kitty!


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

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

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.

The Youngest Raptor in the Panhandle Yearns for Craig Newmark’s Backyard

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

This hungry juvenile hawk (red-tailed? red-shouldered? red-something anyway) perched on a Eucalyptus tree in the Golden Gate Park Panhandle has stopped screeching for its parents’ food and started hunting on its own.  

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If only it knew about Craig Newmark‘s nearby backyard, a veritable smorgasbord of delicious boids (a smorgasbird, if you will) that’s just up the hill. Here’s a recent menu du jour.

Happy hunting, little raptor.