Cornell University Lab of Ornithology, the Cooper's Hawk (at least I was right about what kind of hawk it was): "...captures a bird with its feet and kills it by repeated squeezing. Falcons tend to kill their prey by biting it, but Cooper’s Hawks hold their catch away from the body until it dies. They’ve even been known to drown their prey, holding a bird underwater until it stopped moving."
Jim C. also points out that the hawk's prey was likely a small woodpecker.
You learn something every day...if you're lucky.
Shark didn't succeed.
Nice weather though.
Somehow I messed up the numbers and never finished or posted this post...so here it is...what there is of it:
• #38...#39: Islamorada Journal 2015…22 FEB Sunday: We Actually Get Back Out On the Water
Only a slight exaggeration.
Early on we got to see...and hear...the cigarette boats returning to Miami from the annual Miami Boat Show Poker Run.
The participants, all driving offshore power boats, apparently purchase or rig their boats to make as much exhaust noise as possible...you can hear these things coming and going for miles.