I just got an email from my friend Doug (the Obi Wan of shorebirds). He and his wife are gallivanting around northern Minnesota. When they woke up this morning, there was a dusting of snow on their truck.
And now after the agony of the bee sting, how about a video of a female kestrel eating a mouse at The Raptor Center (with a guest voice over by a great horned owl):
And for those who can't watch video, here is a photo:
Her name is Cinnamon (yes, it does get confusing with the other Cinnamon). She has a wing injury and she's missing all her talons on one foot--that makes hunting kind of rough.