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Purple martins v. red-tailed hawk

A red-tailed hawk very stubbornly sat herself on top of this purple martin house. I watched for a while as the purple martins dive-bombed and called her some pretty nasty names.

Purple martins are amazing aerialists. The poor red-tailed hawk was no match for them despite the difference in size.

© Chris Taylor

They won.  She moved on.

© Chris Taylor

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