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Wild in El Barrio

By UrbanAnthropod, April 16, 2011 6:21 pm

Remember that scene in Men in Black when J comes to the realization that he’s been surrounded by aliens all his life, but like most people, he chose to ignore their existence? Most people in the city do the same thing when it comes to wildlife. People don’t expect hawks here even though Pale Male has been here for 20 years!


She Had just taken down a pigeon
Fresh Kill

Imagine the surprise of the people of Carver House (public housing projects by NYCHA) who caught a glimpse of a juvenile Red-Tail taking down a pigeon outside their window. I had seen a juvenile red-tail in this vicinity. She’d always been found roosting along 5th Avenue in the East Meadow. I’ve even seen her chasing pigeons along Madison Avenue before. Yesterday, I thought I saw her being chased out by Norman from the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. But as I walked along 99th Street, I saw a red-tail on the ground. A group of people huddled around her and waved me over as soon as they saw me removing my camera from my pack. What a day to come in without my tripod or my Sigma 150-500mm lens or my Induro AT-014 Tripod.

Squab-ling

She took about an hour to devour as much as she could
Entrails

Watchful

Dispatch!

Pigeon toes

Passers-by asked silly questions about if she belonged to me. I am not a falconer. And I don’t think a falconer would bring their birds to the projects to hunt.
Guard

The weather had shifted and the grey skies opened up. I found myself holding an umbrella over myself while balancing the camera along a fence. Either having had her fill or wanting to escape the rain, she took off and landed in a low branch.
Full and wet

**Shot with a Canon EOS Rebel T2i with a Canon 70-300mm IS


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

Geo

El Barrio

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