New York's Coywolf, Groundhog and Black Squirrel Doing Fine
Horseshoe crabs drawn to gentle tides of Great South Bay
Toronto snubs "Raccoon Capital of the World" title
" />

Hawks Hang on NYC Fire Escapes

Red-Tailed Hawks, Manhattan
Pale Male gets all the press, but there are now red-tailed hawks all over New York (and other cities) eating rats, pigeons and assorted small birds. According to the Parks Deptartment falconer, Pale Male, like all residents of Central Park West, is high achieving. It’s a prime spot over a big park. Other hawks around the city, he says, are not as competent. They have lousy territories and a tough time building a nest.
There have been two hawks who show up every winter Tompkins Square Park. This year I haven’t seen them in the park, but I have seen one on the top fire escape of a building on the NE corner of 6th Street and 2nd Avenue. I’ve seen him at sunset and in the morning, but not everyday, so it’s probably a semi-regular roost.

Where to See Neat Animals in the Northeast

Related posts:


On the advice of a right whale, we have closed comments for this post. If you have something really important to say, email us and we'd be delighted to reopen it for you. (The whale is only trying to prevent spam comments.)