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Hawk Watching

June 10, 2019

Hawk Watching

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Katherine Gomero Katherine Gomero

As many birds migrated south this past winter, I was glad to see this red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) remain in its home among historical burial grounds and green fields at the Green Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York.

Watching its movements throughout the day, I saw it perch while other birds of prey set to the air. I wondered why it changed its behavior so suddenly. Then, I noticed something fly into the windy sky — its rival predator, the bald eagle.

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John stahl
June 10, 2019 at 5:32 pm

Katherine…lovely image of the Red Tail. I’m a raptor aficionado, so I enjoy all
Raptor shots. I’ve heard that Greenwood Cemetery has some interesting birds.

Hi John
June 13, 2019 at 12:50 am

Thanks John! After 40 min or so exploring the cemetery during my first visit, I caught sight of this one perched on a young tree. I believe it is a local resident since it stayed close by and was very comfortable with my presence. Definitely an interesting place it has made its home in.