Monday, August 18, 2014

Winding down

It looks to be a time of transition in the Tompkins Square hawk world.  I've not seen the older two fledglings (or mom Dora) in several days.  This doesn't mean they're not around, but to my knowledge, they've not been in the park.

The one I believe is the youngest, or Number Three, made an appearance on Saturday on the east side of the park...

Juvenile red tail in Tompkins Square

...where it caught a mouse...

Juvenile red tail with mouse

...played with its food...

Playing with food

...and dropped the mouse on the ground three times before finally eating it.  Five-second rule??

Juvenile red tail with mouse

Then, just like that, the hawk vanished somewhere over Avenue B and I've not seen it since.

However, it looks like dad Christo has been spending the last several nights roosting in the park.  I take this as a good sign - perhaps if he is lording over his territory, he plans to stay.

This evening, he grabbed a quick dinner along Avenue A before settling into his nighttime perch near the chess tables.

Christo grabs dinner 


See more hawk photos here:

City hawks 3
City hawks 2
City hawks 1 

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