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Offline Starwind51

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Annual Hawk Debate Winter 2017-2018
« on: December 29, 2017, 03:52:29 PM »
No photo but it was one or the other, seen 12/28, 12/29/2017 in a tall tree in the vicinity of 24th Street/36th Avenue.


http://www.audubon.org/news/a-beginners-guide-iding-coopers-and-sharp-shinned-hawks




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Re: Annual Hawk Debate Winter 2017-2018
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2018, 05:12:08 PM »
You should have taken a picture!


Hawks have made quite a comeback all over NYC in the last 10 years.  Plenty of yummy rats and pigeons.  You can always tell when they are around because the pigeons go absolutely crazy.
There is even a group of bird lovers/do-gooders that run a bird sanctuary/rehabilitation group on the west side of Manhattan if you ever see a bird that needs medical attention.
https://www.wildbirdfund.org


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Re: Annual Hawk Debate Winter 2017-2018
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2018, 05:43:06 PM »
My previous attempts at getting a photo just resulted in blurry or too distant phone-camera images.  Sometimes it's a problem with sunlight coming from a bad angle, but on my long to-do list is getting it together with having an actual camera handy... and knowing how to use it.  On this last sighting I got a very good view with fixed focus binoculars, and still debated which kind of hawk it was.  How "tiny" is a tiny hawk?  The ones I've seen were not what I'd call tiny! 

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Re: Annual Hawk Debate Winter 2017-2018
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2018, 07:49:38 PM »
Took a photo of this guy outside my window around 31st ave and 34th st last year. FYI, might be NSFW for some.

https://i.imgur.com/6aqVAus.jpg

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Re: Annual Hawk Debate Winter 2017-2018
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2018, 10:39:09 PM »
Now that's a photo.  I would say this hawk has the same markings at the one I saw.

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Re: Annual Hawk Debate Winter 2017-2018
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2018, 09:24:42 AM »
The Hawk in my photo is a young Cooper's Hawk which I'm assuming is the same type of hawk you saw. A couple times while walking through Astoria Park I've seen a Cooper's Hawk hanging out in a tree.

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Re: Annual Hawk Debate Winter 2017-2018
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2018, 11:09:01 PM »
This morning I saw what I'm guessing was a hawk, flying in the distance.  It landed on top of a tall tree and I wondered if hawks could be trained to pluck plastic bags from trees.


 

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