Lima on the American Museum of Natural History
Washington Square on Saturday

Hunting and Bedtime in Washington Square

The Washington Square Hawks, Bobby and Violet have been roosting on a hotel, nicknamed the Red Roost Inn by the blog, Roger Paw.

Today, I went down to the Square in hopes of seeing the hawks roost in this newly discovered location.  I went down around 3:30 and got to see Bobby eat a rodent before going to roost and join Violet.  The roost is a few iron bars that secure a restaurant vent pipe to the side of the hotel. The Washington Square hawk watchers suspect that it might provide warmth on a cold night.

(The last few pictures were long exposures taken when it was pitch black out.  One of the surprises low light photography has reveled in the last decade is how active many diurnal birds after dark.)


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