Monday, February 22, 2010

Springtime for Red-tails

The breeding season has begun for the city's Red-tailed Hawks with at least one of our Brooklyn pairs caught in the "act". This is from Peter's weekend report:

"February 21st, Prospect + [Brooklyn Botanic Garden]"

"[...] two Red-tailed Hawks seen copulating adjacent to the Battle Pass, before the male flew off to a tree holding last year's nest."

This would be the pair that I refer to as Nelly and Max.

1 comment:

Starz723 said...

This coincides to our sighting of Big Mama and Junior displaying at Green-Wood Cemetery a week ago. My field notes has Mama on the nest as early as the 2nd week of March. Tommy the guard said he saw Jr in the nest. Its that time of the year!!

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