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red-tailed hawk hunting in kennedy plaza

This voracious red-tailed hawk has been lunching in Burnside Park almost every day in December. Many people come to feed the pigeons, and when the pigeons are busy eating bread/seeds/popcorn/bagels, the hawk swoops down and picks one up from the ground. It is amazing to witness. Today I met Stefan Siebert who luckily had his camera with him and also got some great pictures.

© 2010 Peter Green. All rights reserved.
© 2010 Peter Green. All rights reserved.


  1. kandie reneau
    Posted 01.07.11 at 7:25 am | Permalink

    pleasent surprise to hear from you, what’s a good time of day to observe these beauties peter? hawks, the spirit of clear vision… i am learning to paint and hope to be able to put down on canvas my awe of these creatures…. always looking up!! K

    • Peter Green
      Posted 01.07.11 at 12:00 pm | Permalink

      thank you, kandie. i’d recommend looking for this hawk in burnside park on cold/snowy weekend mornings when there are less people there and the hawk feels freer to hunt without being disturbed.

  2. Li
    Posted 10.24.13 at 1:09 pm | Permalink

    Hello Peter love your shots. What are you shooting with?

    • Peter Green
      Posted 10.24.13 at 2:38 pm | Permalink

      Thank you – I currently use a Canon 7D with a 500mm Sigma lens.