1/19, Tompkins Square Park

There have been two juvenile red-tailed hawks as well as at least one adult hanging around Tompkins Square Park in the East Village since November. Seems like easy pickings for the hawkwatcher, but a visit to the park late Sunday afternoon took 45 minutes before one of the juvie puts in an appearance.

Juvenile Red-Tailed Hawk (6219)

He was preening when found, but shortly after he hopped down to a lower branch where part of a pigeon carcass was cached. Dinner took 30-35 minutes as he was making sure to get every last morsel of the pigeon.

Juvenile Red-Tailed Hawk (6222)

Juvenile Red-Tailed Hawk (6223)

Juvenile Red-Tailed Hawk (6233)

Posted 1/19/2014 08:36:00 PM by Robert

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