Raptor Wednesday

Storm day Saturday afternoon.
Sunday morning.
Same bird, I think, a couple hours and a few avenue blocks away. Appearance in Raven territory was cause for a noisy encounter.

On Sunday morning, this bird flew up from the fire-escape to attempt to grab a Mourning Dove that had just landed on the roof parapet. The dove had no difficulty getting away. The hawk then flew into the park, landing in a linden with at least two Grey Squirrels in it. There was some scurrying about, but the element of surprise was not with the raptor. The next thing I knew, the hawk was in the air, and snatching a black plastic bag out of the top of a London Plane along the edge of the park. The bag had been there for weeks, if not months. The bird flew out of sight with bag in talons.

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