Mama hawk raiding sparrow nests in the area. Easy pickings, pluck and feed.
I had a feeling that maybe the head had been snapped off the eaten sparrow and I wanted to find that head. Young hawk didn't show any interest in exploring the ground like the hawk of a few days ago. Big leaves under the dining branch. Maybe I'd be lucky. Voila!! There on a big leaf was a small round brown something. It was the head, face down. While I took pictures, my birder friend, Jean Shum, photographed me.
The Salome story is very simple. Salome does the dance of the Seven Veils then requests a silver platter with the head of John the Baptist on it. I've already shot "Salome with the head". This time I wanted the head on a platter. This head fell face down onto the leaf, the beak puncturing the leaf.
Turned the leaf over. Totally, wonderfully weird, but not optimum angle.
Anabelle, another birder, had a small knife, so I cut the leaf loose for better positioning. JOHN THE BAPTIST on a green "platter". Another once-in-a-million shot.