Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Livin' on the edge

This is what gives me a heart-attack.

Oh, it's just a baby hawk, not yet capable of flying, jumping up and down on the edge of an air-conditioner twelve stories above a street full of traffic.

Catching some air

He/she's got a good couple of inches of air between those feet and the nest material.

Catching some air

One wrong move, a shifting stick, a gust of wind, and....I don't want to think about it.

Here is the nest from a different vantage point at Houston Street.  One and a half nestlings can be seen on the a/c unit at the (nearly) center of the photo.

Ave A hawk nest as seen from Houston St

I'll feel much better when all three kids are safe playing with rats and squirrels in Tompkins Square.


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