First-Year Red-tailed Hawk and the Red-headed Woodpecker
95th and Lexington Avenue

Tompkins Square Park

As the days grow longer, Red-tailed Hawk couples who in the fall may have spent much of their time apart, spend more and more time together.  Today, the Tompkins Square Park spent much of the after noon close to each other.  A sign nesting season is right around the corner.

One of the hawks caught a pigeon on Avenue B around 12th Street.  I was surprised the kill was so far north.  After eating much of the pigeon, it shared the leftovers with its mate.


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