3/9, Almost Spring

Spring is just about here, and the city hawks are going to their nests. On Friday, after a futile week, I finally caught one of the cathedral red-tails in action, circling over Douglass Ave. in southern Harlem.

RT Over Harlem

But then a happy day turned into a very sad day. The last year has not been good for Manhattan red-tails, but somehow in the past three weeks, three adult females have died.

Update: One other adult red-tail and a youngster have also died recently.

Posted 3/10/2012 04:52:00 AM by Robert

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On 3/11/2012 10:48 PM , Out Walking the Dog said...

Oh no, First I heard about the Riverside female - terrible news!

 
On 3/11/2012 11:09 PM , Robert said...

I think the first I heard about it was a blog post on roger_paw's site, but then it appeared on Gothamist and also in, I think, the Daily News.

More unfortunately, the female from the CCNY apparently also died this past week. An adult female RT was hit by a car on St Nick Ave near the nest on Monday.