The last few days have seen an extravaganza of hawks in and around Tompkins Square Park. As far as I can tell, I think I've seen seven different red-tails.
Thanksgiving morning, this juvenile checked out the offerings in the SW corner of the park.
The following day, this adult caught a mouse.
Can you spot the two pigeon impostors?
Saturday saw some unfortunate drama when this juvenile hawk, seen here just seconds from disaster....
...collided with the glass bus stop on Avenue A at 9th Street.
You can see video of the aftermath here.
The stunned hawk stayed on the ground for about 15 minutes before being able to fly up into a tree. It then stayed there for at least two hours until it eventually flew off and was able to catch some dinner.
We suspect this hawk already has a foot injury.
Sunday was a less traumatic day with a lot of lounging around on fire escapes.
The adult above can be seen in this video 'talking' with a juvenile. There was speculation that the juvenile is the same bird who hit the bus stop, but I'm really not sure.
And, finally, I can't get over the nerve of the park squirrels who seem to have no fear of these hawks.
I was hoping to have an update on the hawk with the beak injury, but I've not seen this bird in the last few days.
See many more hawk photos here.