Raptor Wednesday

I’d hoped to be able to report some exciting falcon-reveal news about the local American Kestrels. The parents have been here and there, but as of this, written late yesterday afternoon, we’ve got nada to say about fledglings.Meanwhile, can I offer you this dicey situation as a substitute for your Wednesday raptor needs? A perched Red-tailed Hawk, being chirped at by an Amerian Robin or two, and this Grey Squirrel sort of moaning in a tree knot.The hawk spent much more time looking elsewhere, that old ploy.This is the way we left the stand-off.

2 Responses to “Raptor Wednesday”


  1. 1 Monica M June 26, 2019 at 8:34 am

    Have you heard about “Homer the Hawk”? He’s been seen at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx so much that they’ve named him. He looks like a young red tail.

    • 2 mthew June 26, 2019 at 3:37 pm

      Yes, and have seen pics, too!

      Good reminder that there are dozens of Red-tailed Hawk nests in the city. Only American Kestrels outnumber them among breeding NYC raptors, but Kestrels so small and fast, and cavity nesting, so hidden away until the very end of the nesting process, that they get overlooked.


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