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Blane Klemek column: Fascinating bird, deceptively talented hunter

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Many years ago on a late summer day, I watched a curious-looking bird hovering above the dead grass alongside a woodland that I had departed.


Gray in plumage and about the size of a robin, the bird surprised me when it abruptly plummeted to the ground and disappeared into the tall vegetation. I stood still a few moments, wondering what would happen next.

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