Saturday, March 19, 2011
hawk eats beloved dove
The dove was named Paci, which is Latin for "peace". She was a gentle, quiet, friendly bird. She was the subject of a blue-ribbon-winning photograph in the Arlington County Fair (see photo above). She is sorely missed.
Birds of prey are active in our neighborhood. Bald eagles, the national bird of the U.S., have naturally chosen to reside in Rosslyn and raise a family here. Bald eagles and other birds of prey are native species here. Their presence amidst Rosslyn's soaring, built architecture is wonderful.
The natural world is beautiful and violent. Beware.