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red-tailed hawk near snowy kennedy plaza

Sunshine reflecting off snow resulted in beautiful lighting for super-sharp images today.

When I arrived in the park this morning, there was a man feeding seeds to a flock of pigeons by the fountain… and a big hawk already standing on one of them, struggling to escape. He brought it over to a small tree and started the usual routine… defeathering… decapitation…

Two brave squirrels took the opportunity to investigate a plastic bottle nearby.

Minutes later, the hawk lifted his prize up to a tree branch and I left him to enjoy breakfast alone.

© 2011 Peter Green. All rights reserved.
© 2011 Peter Green. All rights reserved.
© 2011 Peter Green. All rights reserved.
© 2011 Peter Green. All rights reserved.
© 2011 Peter Green. All rights reserved.
© 2011 Peter Green. All rights reserved.
© 2011 Peter Green. All rights reserved.
© 2011 Peter Green. All rights reserved.

4 Comments

  1. Erin J
    Posted 01.21.11 at 10:35 am | Permalink

    Fantastic series of photos. I love how you’ve captured how the hawk’s typical, “What am I going to do now?” gaze.

  2. Dan
    Posted 01.22.11 at 6:20 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the great photos!

  3. Graham
    Posted 02.05.11 at 9:22 pm | Permalink

    The mid-flight carcass retreat shot is stupendous!

  4. Ken Conway
    Posted 01.03.12 at 7:30 pm | Permalink

    Great series of shots! Really sharp and all around well done!

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