Hawaiian hawk vs. Pacific golden plover.pacific golden plover 003

It's pouring rain on the Big Island and that's not stopping a Hawaiian hawk from hunting. I suspect that hawk is starving because I rarely see that species hunt whenever it's raining.

That hawk dived full force in an attempt to capture a Pacific golden plover that I nicknamed "Ninja," an ultra fast bird that evacuated the scene just as that hawk started to dive. It then flew full force (60 MPH) to warn its flock ("The Elite Plovers") on the same block.

About 20-seconds later, Ninja returned to its feeding grounds. Interestingly, that hawk also returned to the same location, but it gave up hunting that bird.

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