Photo of the Week - May 10, 2011

Red Tailed Hawk being mobbed by Anna's Hummingbird
about 60 feet off the ground

Buteo jamaicensis vs. Calypte anna

St. Martin's University
Lacey, WA
May 10, 2011

all images © Michele A. Burton
no reproduction without permission

Detail shots of the David and Goliath encounter

Note in lower shot how the hummingbird has its legs rotated
as it turns back towards the hawk.