Raptor Wednesday

This Red-tailed Hawk is “chonk,” as the kids say.
The bird took off a few minutes later.

2 Responses to “Raptor Wednesday”

  1. 1 Paul Lamb December 9, 2020 at 6:58 pm

    Mostly off topic question: does Brooklyn have hummingbirds? Could i give my grandson (Windsor Terrace) a feeder for his birthday and expect it to have some success?

    • 2 mthew December 9, 2020 at 8:21 pm

      Ruby-throated do pass through in spring and fall on migration. There have been a few nesting over the years I’ve paid attention, but it’s unusual. There are also the occasional western species that show up in the region, like further out on Long Island, and they tend to hang around… regular feeding stations.

      Probably won’t see many, in short. But, if you do, make sure that they know not to use red dyes in the sugar syrup. https://www.audubon.org/news/how-make-hummingbird-nectar

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