MOURNING DOVE (ZENAIDA MACROURA), EVANSTON, ILLINOIS, JANUARY 13, 2012
SMC Pentax-F* 300mm ED (IF)
1/90 sec. f8
This is (or was) one of a pair of doves that had frequented our back yard for a number of years. A few days after this photo was taken, a Cooper's hawk killed and ate one of the doves in the neighbor's back yard. The hawk has taken up residence in the neighborhood, and we expect more such incidents.