Saturday, September 10, 2011

Back to the Future

The fall migration has started in earnest. While on my roof today, I got this juvenile bald eagle going Southward.

Even more amazing was that it was shadowed by a sharp-shinned hawk I had not seen. I decided to test my luck in the Park. It wasnt long before I sensed many hawks stalking through the brush. For a time I watched this juvenile redtailed hawk hunting grackles.




It didnt seem to be having too much success. Soon after there was this kestrel hunting dragonflys above the Meer. Here an adult male has just caught one!

He also didnt allow any Jays to steal his spotlight.

Finally the juvy peregrines from Riverside still seem to be hanging around.


Harlem has great birds!
Bird total: 1 juvy BE, 1 juvy RTH, 2 Adult RTH, 6 Kestrels, 2 juvy peregrines, 1 sharp shinned hawk

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is this on the north end of CP?
These are great shots!
Ann

outwalkingthedog said...

Spectacular photos. No one birds Harlem like you do! When is the next Harlem hawk walk?