Monday, October 4, 2010

Hawk meets window

A bird leaves its greasy outline after hitting a window.
image via Pacific Standard

Had I not seen it for myself, I probably wouldn't believe that this picture wasn't photoshopped. My friends Strath and Emily had a hawk visit their window this weekend. They think their kitty was hanging near the window and the hawk was going to attack her. They said they didn't find a body so they're hoping the hawk was able to fly away.

5 comments:

Joe said...

This is amazing. I hope they never wash it.

Joey Veltkamp said...

I know, right? It's one of the coolest things I've seen!

Mark said...

Are all hawks that greasy?

Anne said...

Hawks are all pretty much that greasy, it has to do with keeping their feathers intact so that they can fly and water-proofing. The oil is secreted much like the oil in your body that runs down hair follicles and out of pores. Most hawks have a diet rich in Omega 3's due to their diet of mostly fish.

Joey Veltkamp said...

well there you have it! thanks anne.