Riverside Park Hawk in Bare Branches
Bare leaves make for good hawk watching. Last Sunday, Riverside Park looked like this from the upper promenade on Riverside Drive.
The dog and I went down the stone stairs to walk along the path just below the retaining wall. Around 112th Street, we spotted a bump on a bare branch, silhouetted against the sky.
Let’s take a closer look.
We passed beneath it, and looked up. A gorgeous red-tailed hawk peered down at us,
then turned its attention to a squirrel rustling in the leaves beneath the retaining wall.
We walked on and turned back.
A little further on still, and you can see how what a boon bare branches are to hawk spotting.Explore posts in the same categories: 2011, Birds, Fall, Hawks, In the City, November, NYC Parks, Riverside Park, Seasons, Wildlife/Natural History comment below, or link to this permanent URL from your own site.