After spending much of the day on upper campus, Hawkmadinejad finally caught her lunch on the South Lawn. The catch was not quite so dramatic as the last time we saw her dine at Columbia, but the pictures are still pretty excellent. The creature was too small to be a squirrel, and hawkmadinebwog struggled to get a clear picture of her prey. Hawkmadinejad dropped some of the critter’s organs into the hedge below her. Help us identify the annihilated critter from its organs, or prophecy for us if you are a haruspex.
Plenty more pictures after the jump, and on Douds’ facebook page.
Birds preen to put all of their feathers in place before they take off. Here’s Hawkma grooming herself before hunting.
Hawkmadinejad looking absolutely fierce in front of Avery
She hunted around Philosophy and Earl for a while, making several narrow misses at the terrified squeaking squirrels. Finally, success on the South Lawn! Here she is gobbling down her prey. Check out her eating the intestines – like eating spaghetti without utensils.
Aforementioned pictures of organs:
Lastly, Hawkmadinejad daintily wiping her beak after her meal like the lady she is.