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!