So....what is it about raptors targeting rare birds! I just read Jim Osborn’s account about a Bald Eagle trying to snag the Harlequins that have been hanging out at Charlotte Beach. It reminded me of the White-faced Ibis that was being videotaped by Green Mtn College students (a few years back) when photobombed by an opportunistic Peregrine. Need I say, that was one ambitious falcon! Then there was a more recent story of a rare gull(?) on the West Coast that got plucked from the scene. Perhaps it’s just that Birders are witnessing these events because they are focused on the same bird...innocent bystanders....but really, guys, why not a Starling!