Photos &Steve Fisher 07 Oct 2012 05:30 am

Hawk and Snake

- Late last night Steve Fisher sent some incredible photos. I pushed aside the post I’d prepared for today and got to work on the new Sunday edition. These are quite amazing pictures. Animation of real life. Here’s Steve with his last minute comments:

    I have it on good authority [my contact at the National Audubon Society] that the subject is a red-tailed hawk. I’m told that the brown tail means it is a juvenile and that it was hatched this year.

Unfortunately, we don’t know how old the snake was.















4 Responses to “Hawk and Snake”

  1. on 07 Oct 2012 at 10:33 am 1.Richard O'Connor said …

    We’ve spied one of these fellows perched on the old TV antenna on the building behind ours in Brooklyn. I figured all of the local rats would make for good hunting.

    I see this guy is hunting in a cemetery. Greenwood, of course, also has a large and colorful parrot population who sometimes make their way out to Park Slope and others points in avian field trips.

    Being on the river and with so many high nesting places, New York City can sometimes offer a Motel 6 style home to migratory birds in addition escapee parrots and urban peregrines.

  2. on 07 Oct 2012 at 1:24 pm 2.Joey Hachtman said …

    Love the one with the flags in the background! Looks like he’s bucking to unseat the eagle as mascot!

  3. on 07 Oct 2012 at 1:38 pm 3.steve fisher said …

    For the record, these photos were taken in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Maspeth, Queens. I’ve also seen red-tailed hawks in nearby Juniper Valley Park in Middle Village.

  4. on 08 Oct 2012 at 9:10 pm 4.Stephen Macquignon said …

    Red tail hawks can be found in Forest Park also falcons

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