A couple of years ago, I was driving out on 554, between US 431 and Windy Hollow, when a hawk or a falcon--some large bird of prey--swooped down and plowed into my windshield. Scared the crap out of me.

As soon as it made contact, it was gone, so I assume it was okay. I didn't see it lying on the side of the road or anything.

Now, I don't know if this bird mistook my silver Hyundai for a field mouse or what--they really SHOULD have better vision than that--but there's no way it didn't see me.

Well, I did wonder what it had seen and if maybe it WAS going for prey and got thrown off by wind.

Whatever the case may be, I did stumble on a video that biologists produced to show us exactly what a bird of prey--a falcon in this case--does see when it goes in for the kill.

By the way, watch that alpine slide video Chad posted, then watch this.

Challenge that equilibrium!