Raptor Wednesday

On the fire-escape recently. This is probably the young Red-tailed Hawk that has been all over Sunset Park, including our roof, this past winter and spring.
I didn’t dare move the screened window, of course, so these all have a muted look.
More so with the cell phone camera. Surprisingly, we haven’t seen raptors on this fire-escape all that much in the half dozen years we’ve lived here. Surprising, because, if you’ve followed along here, we see a lot of raptors around here, and the roof has had its share.
Pigeons, House Sparrows, Starlings, Mourning Doves, of course. Even, once, a lost Rosy-faced Lovebird. Also, a male American Kestrel once cached a bit of bird prey leftovers in the corner….
This bird was born last year. Two red tail feather have come in so far. The rest will follow in the months ahead.
Under many layers of paint, the old plaque on the fire-escape says “Any one placing any encumbrance on this balcony shall be fined ten dollars”. This building is about a century old and the sign may well be, too.

1 Response to “Raptor Wednesday”

  1. 1 nature969 June 22, 2022 at 1:11 pm

    Great photos! The hawk probably feels quite comfortable there!🙂

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