Sunday, January 11, 2009

Broadway Bridge '09

Here are some shots from the tip of Manhattan from the past weekend. The peregrine pair continues to overwinter at Broadway Bridge. The pair will spend much of the time defending their territory and hunting.

The sunside of the bridge is their well worn territory.
Here's the female coughing up a pellet,

and the male preening.

As in the past two years, juvenile Cooper's hawks maintain a prominent role in the available hunting territory. I watched this one break at a flock of pigeons!

The interesting thing was noticing how the antenna visibly rocked as it took off.
Also seen were this cute black squirrel,

and this rare species, kayakus insaneus.

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