I took a walk in the park this evening. I took a few pictures that I think will turn out nicely. It was pleasant and rather uneventful until I was coming home. It happened when I was just a few feet from my gate. I caught or sensed some movement up above me and looked up. I was just in time to see a hawk swoop down and sweep across the grass next to the sidewalk in front of me. Suddenly it was in the air again and flying away toward the park. I saw that it was carrying a small bird in it's talons. I walked forward and found a patch of loose grey and white feathers on the ground. The wind was already blowing them away. I was amazed by the suddenness of it.