Monday, October 30, 2006

Come Together, Part 3

Predators both old and new converge on the fall bounty! Here the annual rth's take up their favored perch.

While the resident kestrels find these migrants Veery easy pickings.

Here a young Coopers makes quick work of a junco!

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Come Together, Part 2

A parliment of crows!

Come Together, Part 1

As the cooler air moves in, animals instintively form up into flocks. Crows, starlings, juncos, sparrow, raptors, even warblers can be found in large groups. Here's Part 1, the songbirds!





sleep well my friend.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Riders on the Storm!

A quick check of the weather instruments...

reveals a break in the weather!

Perfect conditions,

for soaring amongst the stone cornices!

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Fall is a time of intense transition here in the city. Large groups of migrants continue to pour through the area...while raptors that have traditionally been part of their numbers, have greater incentive to remain. Here's the female kestrel from the UWS.

While the Harlem pair remain in their warm weather range.

Here one of the Highbridge hawks uses the stiff breeze to hunt pidgeons!

Meanwhile in Highbridge Park, these migrantscontinue through.

On the other hand, these year-round residents seek out their next meal.