Thursday, July 14, 2016

On the fence

A unique feature of Tompkins Square is its fences.  They make perfect perches for the young hawks as they learn to pounce on prey on the ground.  I found one fledgling practicing its balancing skills on a fence this last Sunday.  It caught a rodent in the grass, but lost it, so it kept returning to the fence to practice its dash-n-grab moves.

Tompkins Square fledgling

Tompkins Square fledgling

Tompkins Square fledgling

Tompkins Square fledgling

Tompkins Square fledgling

Tompkins Square fledgling

Tompkins Square fledgling

Tompkins Square fledgling

Tompkins Square fledgling

Tompkins Square fledgling

Tompkins Square fledgling