Sunday, March 1, 2009
Lars pulls out an old photo. On 12/12/05, I was in the fields between Idylwilde Farm and Guggins Brook/Acton, the day after about a foot of powder snow had fallen. I came on two different print sites where a raptor had "grabbed a bite." The wing prints were dramatic. I am very happy to publish these photos on this blog. Until now, these photos have sat on my hard drive collecting digital dust.
I was going to title this post "Raptor Grab". But then I looked up "rapio," the Latin derivative of raptor (verb - to snatch, grab, carry off). So, I didn't want to be repetitive, or redundant. Ideas of species? Sorry, no reference measure. See the vegetation in the background of the photo for scale.