Saturday, March 03, 2007


After only catching intermitten glimpses of the city's kestrels this winter, I made up for that today with a total of 7! The warm weather brought out all kinds of nesting behavior throughout the city. From the outwardly amorous,

To the more tender and sweet.

The young couple remodel the flat!

These kestrels by the Park were at it too!

While the female at St. John the Divine tests out the nest.

On 96th St. we saw three kestrel chattering high overhead. The flew off, but I was able to photograph one male!

There were also three crows there.
On the reservoir, this trio of crows picked over the ice for scraps.

I also got a great shot of this guy!

Peace to all the cool people I met today, and special shout out to Bruce who blogs over at


rbs said...

Jim, Where was the woodpecker picture taken? I imagine there are a bunch around the park, but I also photographed one in the Ravine.

Yojimbot said...

I took that red bellied WP shot right across from the nest in that bluff that overlooks Morningside Park.

rbs said...

I'll have to keep out for him then. The only red-belly I saw Sunday in Morningside was a robin.