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Rat poison

By UrbanAnthropod, April 25, 2011 10:18 pm

A few weeks ago, we saw the postings announcing the presence of rat poison by the dumpster outside the Boat Basin Cafe in Riverside Park. This was worrisome since this is the prime hunting grounds for the Riverside Park red-tailed hawks. With the commotion raised by the watcher community, talks proceeded and it was decided that a compactor would be installed to deal with the sanitation issues of the dumpster. The damage was already done though. The bait was out and the rats were probably succumbing to poisoning. We kept an optimistic outlook whenever we watched the nest.

The nest officially hatched sometime last week.

I was able to see two white fuzzballs on Good Friday. Mom would get up and feed the two eyasses. Dad eventually came by to check out the nestlings and to move some pigeon carcass around. He took off and watched some traffic before attempting to hunt. Things didn’t look so good since he had his eye on the rat burrows.

Watching traffic
Vigilant

The male went off and brought some stored food out to a spot near the traffic circle. Unfortunately, it was some leftover rat.

The light was fading and he seemed to grow tired of me following him around. I placed my lens cap back on when he suddenly flew low towards me and off to my right. I turned around and found him on the ground, guarding prey. He had taken out a large rat on the ground just as I was packing in. Quickly, I removed my lens cap and aimed the camera at him.

I was pretty upbeat when I left. I was disturbed by the fact that I had observed him eating so much rat. After all, The previous day, I also saw him carrying a rat off the nest to pick at across the Henry Hudson Parkway. It was some short-lived picking before he abandoned it low on a branch… as if he wasn’t storing it.

Riverside Dad

Then the news came out yesterday. Dad hadn’t been seen for over 2 days and Mom was calling for him. She’s been resorting to some stored food. but Dad has not been seen. Considering how steadily he had hunted and provided for the eyasses, it is worrisome that he is absent. Things look grim at Riverside.

**Shot with a Canon EOS Rebel T2i with a Sigma 150-500mm lens stabilized by an Induro AT-014 Tripod

**More Raptors in New York City can be seen at Flickr.

Geo

Riverside Park

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