Thursday, February 24, 2011

Enjoying a late-afternoon snack in Tompkins Square Park

Hey, what's everyone looking at the hawk for....?


Oh! Uh, ack?



Yesterday afternoon... courtesy of EV Grieve contributor Bobby Williams.

Bob Arihood has another great shot of the hawk's feast here.

14 comments:

Marty Wombacher said...

Is that an artisanal rat?

joe said...

PETA is going to be pissed. "Setting hawks upon rats is depraved, sadistic, and entirely illegal. It constitutes an explicit violation of New York’s anti-cruelty laws."

Scott said...

Hi, can I order 10 more of those hawks please?

RyanAvenueA said...

This is awesome. Dear Hawk, please fly about six blocks south. K thanks.

esquared said...

hmmmm... could this be the same hawk that ate the pigeon in harlem?
http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/01/24/west-123rd-street-3-p-m/

Matt said...

He or she was eating a squirrel last week. I'm sympathetic to the argument that squirrels are just rats with cute bushy tails, but really, this rat-eating is to be encouraged. Thanks to their patron The Pigeon Lady and their vast network of tunnels, the rats are winning the war in the northwest corner of the park.

T.E.V.B. said...

Another hipster locavore.

Lisa said...

Nature, red in tooth and claw...and beak. (With apologies to Alfred Lord Tennyson.)

Anonymous said...

Yay for the hawk! Those rats were getting uppity when they were snowed under. Time for some payback!

C Merry said...

The LES Hawk, who is this EV one's baby i think, was hawkeying my balcony tree. I heard he/she moved to Sara D park thankfully. I am all for the life of all creatures and get the circle of life blah blah but I just don't want to see him/her outside my window doing this to a squirrel I "know". Oh yeah the Hawks are alll gorgeous until someone gets eaten.

Crazy Eddie said...

We need a cool name for this hawk plus a DVD Documentary. EV/LES versus Fifth Ave? No contest.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pale_Male

Anonymous said...

Dear Hawks ,
Please attack the Sheepeople that roam around the Bowery...Billy

Bob Arihood said...

Just wait till this hawk eats one of the little doggies at the dog run .

Goggla said...

Is this the same hawk who had the taste for Birdie's BBQ??