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Sunday, January 17, 2016

Neighborhood Hawk

This young red-tailed hawk visited Cadman Plaza Park in Brooklyn Heights on Saturday. 
It got this head forward alert look whenever a squirrel or dog came near. I've seen red-tailed hawks eating squirrels in New York trees before, but not this day. Note the brown striped tail, indicating that it is immature. The famous red tail develops in a red-tailed hawk's second year. Click the photos to enlarge. 
Here it is showing off an impressive Exorcist style head rotation. No sneaking up behind this bird! 

2 comments:

  1. Enjoying your blog. Thank you. Excellent images. Love the Exorcist style description. Perfect. Kim in PA

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