Sunday, December 11, 2016

Dora the Enforcer

It's never a dull day in Hawk Land, especially when juvenile red-tails keep invading Christo and Dora's territory.  On Friday afternoon, Dora did battle with one high over Tompkins Square.

Below, Dora is on the left and the juvenile is on the right.

Hawk fight

This was a particularly small juvenile, so it may have been a male.  Note their size difference.

Hawk fight

Dora crept up from behind...

Hawk fight

The young hawk took evasive action.

Hawk fight

Dora came at the intruder from below.  I saw her pull this vertical move just over a year ago when she went after an intruding Peregrine falcon.

Hawk fight

Dora gets the upper hand...

Hawk fight

Hawk fight

The juvenile did not back down easily.

Hawk fight

Finally, the stubborn invader took off to the east and Dora went south.

Hawk fight 

During this time, Christo retreated to the park.  He seems to be responsible for holding down the fort while Dora goes to combat in the air.

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