Friday, March 13, 2009

Nesting Season '09

So far '09 is looking positive as all the familiar resident raptors claim their territory from over-wintering juveniles. A few early pairs are already sitting on the nest...here's some updates.
One of the Cathedral hawks over the Dwyer. They have both been making forays northward recently.

At 150th I saw an adult rth ward off this juvy.

As it passes the Polo Grounds.

I have seen the kestrels around here too, but none of them mating yet. I did catch this pair at 177th St. and Amsterdam Ave.



Nearby at Highbridge,

This pair understand that the key to a relationship is good communication!

A closeup of the female.


She sprang down from the branch, weaving through the woods, redtail bobbing!
I tracked her to the nest where she settled down. (Same location as 2 yrs ago).

Further north, the Broadway Peregrines are still doing their thing. I got shots of them mating again, but they were bad. Yes, it has come to this, Im censoring falcon porn.




Last but not least, I made out this curious sight in Highbridge, near the hawk nest.

Nice raccoon loft!

If anyone has any info on raptors sightings in Harlem, let me know. Good luck!

3 comments:

Jennifer said...

Hi,

I left a msg for Bobby Horvath also but in case you can help:

Friend spotted an injured red-tail hawk on the northbound Henry Hudson Parkway between 158th and 178th St. exits. He may have been hit by a car. She saw him this morning on the right-hand side of the highway. I didn't get the msg until just now, and I don't know if he's still there (I'm not near enough to check).

Yojimbot said...

Thanks for the heads up Jennifer. Can you specify if its in the Northbound or southbound lanes? Ill spread the word.

J

Eddy said...

At 7am today, my daughter came to me and told me she saw a falcon sitting in a tree in Hancock Park. Very excited, she was. And only our third morning in the building.
eddy