My wife and I were having a calm moment at the living room, slowly enjoying a fresh cup of coffee and chewing some fat when we heard that big “thump!” on the window facing the balcony.
I went to investigate it, and I saw a pigeon lying there, helplessly trying to move. A few minutes earlier, many pigeons were flying around and, we wonder, one of them miscalculated and thought there was more room to fly past that transparent wall.
My wife did not want to see it, and we hoped that the unfortunate bird would be able to recover and fly back to its school.
I did not finish my sentence when this large hawk came along and started to see the pigeon and us at the same time. It stayed there until it felt secure to pursue its goal, time enough for me to grab my camera and take some shots. Here are some of them (not including the ones of the ailing bird and the later feast).
Enjoy the magnificence of these birds of prey!
PS: Could anyone, please, find out the genus of this bird?
UPDATE: My reliable sources confirmed that this hawk is actually a peregrine falcon. The title of the post has been updated accordingly.