Sunday, September 03, 2006

Thou Shalt not Kill

Finally after almost a week of clouds and rain, this morning brought the sun! Coincidently, this happened on a Sunday, which in Harlem is also "the Lord's Day." I knew that after such a prolonged spell of bad weather, the kestrels would be out early doing what kestrels do...hunting sparrows! This female soon crested over a row of brick-fronts, bobbing her tail.

She soon sized up a harried group in a tree just outside my window and immediately set after them!

She snagged one, right before my eyes...

and administers the killing blow,

As the faithful go about their prayers!

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