Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The Fordham Red-tails- An Update from Longtime Watcher Chris Lyons

From Chris Lyons, 

Looks like the whole family is over at The Botanical Gardens. Haven't been seeing them of late, and obviously this is why.

I asked Debbie Becker to keep me posted about sightings over in the Gardens, and she just emailed me this morning.  

I figured they'd end up over there--it's a richer hunting ground than the campus, though the youngsters do have to watch out for the Great Horned Owls there.  

Here's a lovely video of one of the fledglings having the NYC experience of being mobbed by Blue Jays plus other young Red-tail activities-

And two photos by Botanical Gardens Browser Pat Gonzalez

My sighting of the day was a Red-headed Woodpecker, a species I've not seen in years.  Unfortunately we surprised each other.  He went around the back of a tree and when I looked he took off for the opposite treeline.  He's over there somewhere but I've not been able to find him.

Happy Hawking
Donegal Browne