Saturday, February 16, 2013

Hawk vs. pigeon today in Tompkins Square Park









The pigeon eventually escaped... Later, though, the hawk dined on an already-dead pigeon... Photos by Bobby Williams... not sure if it was the same pigeon...



8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I used to love the hawk but now I'm starting to feel bad for the pigeons.

Anonymous said...

The already dead pigeon was caught around 12:30 or 1 pm. The hawk flew into a flock of pigeons and isolated that one pigeon and bled it out under the benches with many onlookers. When she was about to go eat, Shirtless Bandada Man came over and sat on the bench next to her. She got spooked and took off without her kill.

Goggla said...

These shots came out great, Bobby!

These were different pigeons - the one being eaten was already dead when the other pigeon escaped. A gruesome day for the pigeons...the rats had the day off.

Anonymous said...

There are too many pigeons in the area due the well meaning souls that dump bread, rice and expensive seeds for them but mostly get dined on by the ever growing rat population. I'm thrilled the hawks are here to put some good old natural balance to the east village.

ahoy polloi said...

BEST. HAWK. EVER.

and if you ever see someone "feeding the pigeons" don't forget to thank them for aiding and abetting the rat population.

Anonymous said...

the last time I spoke to someone that was feeding pigeons they told me "I would be part of the next revolution and would be killing everyone". So considered yourself warned.

Anonymous said...

Yea, I tend to not talk to people that feed rodents or their flying cousin.

Also, seconded, BEST HAWK EVER.

Anonymous said...

great photos, BW!!!

I-)