Wild of the Week: A hawk plucking a pigeon

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Ron Wozny sends me some wild photos and videos of birds and squirrels; this one is a doozy of a Cooper’s hawk plucking a pigeon before eating it.

He emailed, “I got about a hour’s worth of video and tons of stills of my girl Alice having pigeon for lunch, a little clip of her in my yard.”

A couple other readers noted how they named their resident Cooper’s hawk, Alice.

I love how fastidiously Alice plucks the pigeon.

Wild of the Week, a celebration of wild scenes and doings around Chicago outdoors, runs on the Sun-Times outdoors page on Sundays, as warranted.

In the fall and winter, I mix in Buck of the Week: Unplugged, the celebration of live big bucks around Chicago outdoors, on Sundays.

There are a multitude of ways to send nominations of WOTW or BOTW: Unplugged: on Facebook (Dale Bowman), Twitter (@BowmanOutside) or email (straycasts@sbcglobal.net).

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