Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Coming and going

I caught the last chick-feeding at the Tompkins Square hawk nest before sunset tonight.

Christo brings home the bacon...a plump rat.

Christo brings home the bacon

Making some room, Dora clears out a half-eaten furry carcass.

Dora removes a squirrel from the nest

Dora removes a squirrel from the nest

On closer inspection, it looks to be the remains of a squirrel.

Dora removes a squirrel from the nest

In the air, she transfers it from her beak to her talons.

Dora removes a squirrel from the nest 

Over the last three days, I've seen the hawks taking rodent remains out of the nest and dumping them in the middle of the park.  People out for a casual stroll might want to carry an umbrella...

See more hawk photos on my Flickr page here and here.

Previous hawk posts.