Saturday, May 24, 2014

Christo in action

It was a busy afternoon for Christo the hawk in Tompkins Square.

He caught a squirrel as another looked on (peanut in mouth)...

Christo catches a squirrel

Christo catches a squirrel

Christo catches a squirrel

Christo catches a squirrel

The usual hawk-haters were out in force.

Christo the hawk with a blue jay

After being attacked by blue jays one too many times, he took off screaming across the park...

Annoyed Christo 

See more hawk photos on my Flickr page:

City hawks 2

City hawks 1

Previous hawk posts.


  1. I never knew that blue jays were so ballsy!

  2. Wow, your photos are becoming more and more beautiful! Are you enhancing with Photoshop or DPP? I've just started taking RAW photos (moving away from jpg) with my DSLR and am using DPP as the default editor. It's a learning curve for sure! But you seem to be becoming quite expert!

  3. Thank you! I'm actually learning a new camera and this was my first day with a new lens. Learning curve, indeed.

    I normally use PS to sharpen the images as that seems to always be lacking, especially with birds in flight. There's a lot to learn, but the practice is fun....