3/17, Morningside Mockingbird and Juvie Red-Tail

No sign of the adult nesting pair of red-tailed hawks at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine today. Sightings of interest in Morningside Park were...

A mockingbird was noisily looking for companionship near the park's flagpole.

Morningside Eastern Phoebe

Morningside Eastern Phoebe

And the juvenile red-tail who's been hanging about recently was perched in a tree near Morningside Ave. and 114th St.

Morningside Juvenile Red-Tail

Morningside Juvenile Red-Tail

The juvie seemed to be quietly hunting, that is, lots of head bobbing and looking around but no actual attacking anything. It did have a "what's that?" look on his face briefly as it craned its head to look uphill at the cathedral, at which time something large did pass by Gabriel's horn. Large enough to be a hawk, but conceivably just a crow.

Posted 3/17/2009 11:12:00 PM by Robert

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