At approximately 9am on January 13, an avian act of violence occurred in a suburban backyard in eastern North America. Who was the predator and who was the prey? The following photo is your only piece of evidence beyond date, time, and location.

Leave your guesses in the comments section. The first person to correctly determine both predator and prey earns the right to spend the weekend cloaked in a shroud of smug self-satisfaction (which is honestly better than any material reward, right?)

I’ve added the answer in the comments section…

Written by Mike
Mike is a leading authority in the field of standardized test preparation, but he's also a traveler who fully expects to see every bird in the world. Besides founding 10,000 Birds in 2003, Mike has also created a number of other entertaining but now extirpated nature blog resources, particularly the Nature Blog Network and I and the Bird.