Cooper's Hawk
Winter Hawks

Red-tails, Cooper's and Screech-Owls

I walked up from the mid-70s to the North Woods to look for Screech-Owls and came along some interesting diversions along the way.  On a building at 89th Street and Central Park West was a Red-tailed Hawk.  This section of the park, west of the Reservoir, usually has a Red-tailed guest during the winter.  To my surprise there were two Red-tailed Hawks, something I'm not used to seeing here.

Then while waiting for it to get dark, a Cooper's Hawk dove into the Loch.  It caught a squirrel and ate it.  It's the first time I've seen a Cooper's Hawk with a squirrel.

Lastly, I was able to see and hear both of the North Woods resident Eastern Screech-Owls.  They've switched roosts, so we felt lucky to find them.

On the way out of the park, I saw that the Lasker Pool is now the Lasker Rink!  Another sign of the changing seasons.

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