Central Park South News
Sunday Birding

Immature Red-tailed Hawk Hunting and Eating in the Ramble

On a very cold winter afternoon, I found this immature Red-tailed Hawk hunting in the Ramble at the area along the lake called the Oven.  The hawk waited patiently for at least 30 minutes before swooping down to catch a rodent. It then flew with the prey to the Point for a few minutes before returning to a tree in the Oven to consume its catch, which took another 30 minutes. (The pictures in this post are fairly graphic.  If you're squeamish, feel free to skip this post.)

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