Sunday, January 4, 2015

Holiday hawk highlights

I'm still catching up on posting hawk photos, but here are a few from the last couple of weeks.

Christo and Dora survey their domain from atop St Brigid's on Avenue B & 8th Street.

Christo and Dora atop St Brigids

Dora takes off.

Dora takes off from St Brigids

Hanging out together in Tompkins Square.

Christo and Dora in Tompkins Square

Christo grabs some lunch.

Christo flies a rat across Tompkins Square

Christo with a squirrel...

Christo and a squirrel in Tompkins Square

Angry Dora!  Late in the afternoon on Christmas day, a juvenile hawk flew into the park near Avenue A & 10th Street.  Christo and Dora immediately went after it, screaming and chasing it through the trees along 10th Street.

Dora on the attack

Here the juvenile and one of the adults (I'm not sure which one) tussle in a tree.

Hawk fight

On New Year's Day, there was another fight between the two adults and a juvenile.  I'm not positive, but I'm guessing the young hawk is the same one.  Pics of that incident are forthcoming.

Meanwhile, back in the park...

Hope

Christo prances around in a tree.

Christo

Showing off...

Christo

Christo

And it's back to St Brigid's...

Christo atop St Brigids

Christo atop St Brigids

See more hawk photos on my Flickr page.

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