Monday, January 19, 2015

Cooper's hawk in Tompkins Square

I caught this Cooper's hawk zooming around Tompkins Square on Saturday.

Cooper's Hawk in Tompkins Square 

It flew so fast through the park, I almost missed it if not for its acrobatics.  Its agility makes the red-tails look like flying manatees by comparison.

Cooper's Hawk in Tompkins Square

It perched long enough for me to snap this picture, then went back to diving after pigeons.

Cooper's Hawk in Tompkins Square

Flying down Avenue B...

Cooper's Hawk on Ave B

In front of St Brigids...

Cooper's Hawk in Tompkins Square

Frolicking over 7th Street and Avenue B...

Cooper's Hawk

Cooper's Hawk

It chased some birds east on 7th Street, but didn't catch anything.  A short while later, it reappeared on Avenue A, then disappeared again in a gap between buildings just north of St Marks.

Cooper's Hawk

See more hawk photos on  my Flickr page.


1 comment:

  1. onemorefoldedsunsetJanuary 20, 2015 at 9:52 AM

    Lovely. I had a Cooper's hawk hanging out in my back yard this week - hope it comes back. I've never seen a red-tail in the yard, but did see a peregrine there a while back.


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