Monday, December 15, 2014

Juvenile hawk in Tompkins Square

Here are some photos of a juvenile hawk in Tompkins Square from this last Sunday.  I'm not sure if it's the same bird, but I've been seeing a juvenile pretty much every time I go to the park recently.  Christo and Dora tolerate it being there, so I wonder if it's one of their offspring.

You can tell this is a juvenile by its yellow eyes and brown stripey tail.  Adults have brown eyes and red tails.

Juvenile red tail in Tompkins Square

Juvenile red tail in Tompkins Square

Juvenile red tail in Tompkins Square

Juvenile red tail in Tompkins Square

Playing hide-and-seek with a squirrel...

Juvenile red tail with a squirrel in Tompkins Square

Juvenile red tail in Tompkins Square

Today (pictures to come), Christo ate dinner in a tree behind the park offices while the juvenile sat nearby in the bird bath and cried.  I thought maybe Christo would bring some food over to it, but nope, he flew off and left the youngster to catch its own dinner.  Wah!

See more hawk photos on my Flickr page.

Previous hawk posts.