1/8, Riverside Park in the 110s

Sunday was cold and there were a couple inches of snow on the ground, so for hawks the hunting was tougher than usual. Just before sunset in the stretch of Riverside Park in the low 110s, I again encountered the male adult red-tail who haunts the area (and is presumably the papa from last year's 116th St. nest), along with another neighborhood hawkwatcher.

As late as it was, it looked like the hawk was still trying to scrounge up a meal to finish his day.

Sunset Hunter - 1013

Sunset Hunter - 1015

Unfortunately, it was looking like he was going to have to go to bed unsatisfied.

Posted 1/08/2017 09:20:00 PM by Robert

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On 1/09/2017 3:28 PM , Jeff K said...

Around 2 PM on Sunday I saw two hawks cruising together over the playground north of Grant's Tomb, just sailing in the wind and doing figure-eights. Presumably the same pair that patrol down to 110th Street. An hour later one of them was soaring over International House from Claremont to RSD.

On 1/09/2017 5:57 PM , Robert said...

Seems like it depends on whether there are still two pairs of RTs in the area, or if one (possibly the 116th St pair) have vacated and the other is patrolling what was two territories. Hopefully someone who has the time to lurk about Riverside will figure it out.