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.