June 10, 2019
- as seen by -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.