Monday, September 2, 2013

Today in Tompkins Square Park



Hello! Photo via The Philosophical Zombie.

8 comments:

Roger_Paw said...

Cool! Looks like a female by the size of its thick ankles (a way to distinguish between males). Be prepared to see more Hawks pass through as fall migration picks up!

Gojira said...

Hey honey, long time no see! Welcome back, you've been missed!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!

The Philosophical Zombie said...

She looked a bit ruffled and unkempt. I hope she's not ill. She was definitely eating some rat remains. I pray they don't put out rat poison in the park. Does anyone know?

Roger_Paw said...

Philosophical Zombie, I wouldn't worry much about her rumpled appearance. She looks like she's probably molting.

I don't know if they put poison out in this park. The Parks Dept. website should have contact info for TSP's manager to ask. Red-tails are protected by Federal Law (Migratory Bird Treaty Act) so Parks should not be putting out rat poison if Hawks are frequenting the park.

Scuba Diva said...

Parks is definitely putting out poison, although maybe not as much as previously; as long as people keep feeding throwing out scraps of bread and bagels—as well as armloads of corn flakes—Parks needs to control the rat population.

I say this based on the parents with children using the playgrounds who complained about the rats threatening their children's well-being.

Anonymous said...

Yeah. Godamn children. If it wasn't for them, and their asswipe parents, we could live, unencumbered, in an awesome rat filled environment.

Anonymous said...

Molting