Touristy birding break, Bobby and a TSP Hawk - December 19th, 2014

I was tour guide for an out of town guest the last few days. One of the best places we visited was Liberty Island. In all the years I've lived in NYC, I still wasn't prepared for just how massive and impressive the Statue of Liberty was.

Bobby and a juvenile Red-tail had been seen during my days off from birding. Bobby was even spotted perched on a street lamp at Astor Place (a few blocks northeast from the park).

I searched for Bobby in Washington Square Park for close to an hour today but didn't get to see him. I was skeptical I'd see him anyway since I went during a time he isn't usually in the park but it was the only time I could visit unfortunately.

I did however see one of the Tompkins Square Park Red-tailed Hawks on one of their regular perches (the top of Most Holy Redeemer Church on east 3rd Street between Avenues A & B) while running errands:

I think it might have been Christo:

The Hawk flew off of the church after two minutes. That's the way it goes; a mere two minutes could make the difference between seeing a Hawk or not.


A fellow Hawk-watcher reported seeing a Hawk tucked at the Red Roost Inn this evening.