Saturday, June 16, 2007

Broadway Birds

While searching for kestrels, I took a hike up to Broadway Bridge to see if there was any peregrine nesting activity. I spotted the female high on a co-op overlooking Marble Hill. After some time she flew down, circled the bridge and killed a pigeon as it perched on a trellis. I watched it return to the scrape with the prey, but my camera couldnt catch up with the swift bird.

It landed and proceeded to strip the carcass.

It then flew to outside the scrape and left the food.

Scraping the bits from its beak!

The male on the Bronx side.

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