Monday, December 9, 2013

Monday mouser

It was a dark and dreary day today in Tompkins Square, but that didn't keep the hawks away. 

An adult and juvenile hung out around Avenue A and 7th Street, and I think they are the same two I've been seeing for the last several days.  If so, the juvenile below would be the same hawk that had a hurt foot, and collided with a glass bus stop.

Red tail in Tompkins Square

The juvenile has a taste for mice.  Here, the last gasp of an unfortunate rodent...

A mouse's last gasp

After eating the mouse, the hawk went looking for more.  It flew into this tree where a mouse lumbered around the ground at its base. 

Red tail in Tompkins Square 

The hawk then showed no interest in pursuing the mouse.  Was the mouse poisoned?  And, if so, did the hawk sense it and avoid it?  I don't know, but I like to think so...

See more hawk photos here.

Previous hawk posts.