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Paula Maxwell

Los Angeles, CA, USA


On the morning of the Winter Solstice, the back yard was silent. Usually, this signifies the presence of a hawk at, or near, the feeders. Stepping outside to investigate, I witnessed an unexpected sight. Nine Mourning Doves were unfazed as they relaxed, preened and even slept in the presence of an equally tranquil Cooper’s Hawk, who under normal circumstances would have them for breakfast.

Sleeping With The Enemy

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