Sunday, September 16, 2012

Harlem Kestrels

Over the past few weeks, I have had many brief or fleeting views of the various raptors migrating through. The only bird that I have been getting fairly good looks at are some of the kestrels that have dispersed through the area. I found this brother and sister hunting grasshoppers over a recently cleared lot on Lenox and 125th street. KestrelHunt Kestrel Hunt Kestrel Hunt After returning with his prey, his sister showed up! Kestrels Hunt Then tore out after some starlings. Kestrels Hunt Here's an adult chasing out one of the two juveniles RTH's that were in the area today. RTHvsKestrel Still no sightings of the Cathedral hawks.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Broad-tailed Hawk Flyovers

Quite a bit of birds on the move due to the wind out of the NW. Most prominent are Broad-tailed Hawks, soaring high above the City! BroadwingedHawk BroadwingedHawk

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Hooded Warbler in Morningside Park

I didnt realize which bird I'd seen till I downloaded the picture, but it's a immature hooded warbler with a honey bee. HoodedWarbler Great birding this time of year in the City's parks!