Raptor Wednesday

Three in number, vocal in youth. (The third is hiding in the lower right.)The apricot/salmon flush to the breast is a sign of youth in Red-tailed Hawks. The feet are signs of raptor.Notice, too, how pale the underside of the tail feathers are.At least one parent was nearby, harried by Blue Jay and Eastern Kingbird. Interestingly, the song birds did not go after the young hawks.SO much larger and noisier than the fledgling #BrooklynKestrels.Did I mention the racket?

One of the birds was feeding. Possibly a pigeon.The other two wanted some, too.

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