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! 


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