2/18, Riverside Juvenile RT

Monday afternoon found a juvenile red-tailed in the treetops of Riverside Park, near the upper wall at 109th St. He looked very sedate, calmly digesting a meal in the afternoon sun.

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Possibly it was the same young bird I'd gotten quick glimpses of in the area, either along Riverside or over on Broadway, during the past month.

Ten minutes after I first spotted him, the youngster shifted to a tree about 50 feet south.

Riverside Red-Tail

The action here was looking dull, so I wandered north a few blocks to see if any other red-tails might be about. No luck. Returning to 109th St., I arrived just in time to see the young bird take to the air.

February 18

Possibly he was making an attack at a squirrel in a nearby tree, but if so, no dice. He turned around and disappeared down the hill into the trees around the skate park.

Posted 2/18/2013 06:52:00 PM by Robert

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