Monday, September 30, 2013

Killing spree

This tagged hawk put on a show in Tompkins Square Park this last Friday.

 Tagged hawk with rat

It first caught a rat (above), which it discarded without eating.  A few minutes later, it wrestled with a pigeon on the ground, but lost it.  Then, it flew across the park and killed another pigeon, but abandoned the body.  The hawk seemed more interested in hunting than eating, so perhaps it was just practicing?

Tagged hawk in Tompkins Square Park

The ankle tag read '#30' so if anyone has any information on this bird, please let me know.

Tagged hawk in Tompkins Square Park 

Previously.

See more hawk photos here.