Monday, January 28, 2013

Because this never gets old

I can't get enough of the Tompkins Square Park hawks.  Chasing them around has become one of my favorite pastimes and, this last weekend, I finally got to see one of them up close when it sat on a fence and stared into my soul...

Tompkins Square Park
Check out those talons!

The hawk spent a lot of time on the ground, digging around, looking for prey under the shrubs.  Its feathers blend in beautifully with the foliage and snow.

Tompkins Square Park

Here's a little video of the hawk going after something on the ground.  As always, apologies for the camerawork.  Some day, I'll get it right...

See more photos here.