January 9, 2008

lunch in the plaza

I am a big fan of hawks in the city. They keep the pigeon population in check. This guy was just chowing down outside the Rincon Center in San Francisco at lunchtime today.

3 comments:

paisley said...

it is so funny that you would post this today... yesterday two mexican girls i work with were scared to death all day as they had seen a hawk on the way into work,, and in their culture it is bad luck!!!! where i live... in the hills of the west marin coast if we didn't have hawks and the like we would be over run with vermin... so i for one love them.....

bsp said...

is that hawk eating a pigeon right there??? wow - i bet that was a sight to see during lunch. Of course that's probably where all the discerning hawks go to eat lunch, lol

pfishman said...

great shot! A few weeks ago I watched a sharp-shinned hawk eating a bird on our back fence, in the middle of urban Portland, OR. I kind-of hope the lunch was one of the starlings that chases native songbirds away from our feeder.