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Offline E train

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The Jackson Heights Hawk
« on: September 08, 2015, 02:52:29 PM »
My son took a photo of a Hawk that had a recently killed pigeon in its claws. The picture was taken on 37th Avenue around 83rd or 84th Street a few weeks ago. Has anyone else seen this magnificent bird? Is it likely to become a permanent resident? Can we encourage it to move on to squirrels?

(With any luck I will post the picture)

Offline amsci

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Re: The Jackson Heights Hawk
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2015, 03:26:26 PM »
I saw him a few months ago but further west. Nothing like walking out of your apartment on a Spring morning and having a severed pigeon head plop at your feet.  ;D

Offline dssjh

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Re: The Jackson Heights Hawk
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2015, 03:41:59 PM »
there are always a couple of families of hawks, and a couple of families of falcons, living here. they like the turrets of the buildings that have them. the spanish styled, towers-like one near Joan of Arc and the houses on 75th street in particular. my ex and i owned one of those and had hawks living in the top porch ... they left squirrel parts all over the yard! :)

Offline JHres

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Re: The Jackson Heights Hawk
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2015, 10:12:17 AM »
Trying to upload photo I took of falcon with pigeon from Aug 16, 79 betw 35 and 37 but max upload file allowed is 172kb, which is miniscule.

Any advice welcome!

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Re: The Jackson Heights Hawk
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2015, 10:37:23 PM »
Trying to upload photo I took of falcon with pigeon from Aug 16, 79 betw 35 and 37 but max upload file allowed is 172kb, which is miniscule.

Any advice welcome!

http://www.imgur.com

Offline Jd143

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Re: The Jackson Heights Hawk
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2017, 01:47:17 PM »
I hate that stupid hawk.  I hope someone shoots it.

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Re: The Jackson Heights Hawk
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2017, 02:08:05 PM »
I hate that stupid hawk.  I hope someone shoots it.

i'm sure he feels the same about you.
 

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Re: The Jackson Heights Hawk
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2017, 10:47:52 PM »
I hate that stupid hawk.  I hope someone shoots it.

Why?

Offline Lilybell

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Re: The Jackson Heights Hawk
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2017, 10:30:31 AM »
hfm, jd143 is just a troll who posts here once in a while (I have a sneaking suspicion it's a sock puppet account for another person here who shall remain nameless).

Offline Minimal4me

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Re: The Jackson Heights Hawk
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2017, 05:12:30 AM »
He lights on my fire escape sometimes. When I'm working at home I see him. I only managed to get a few blurry photos. Every time I hold my camera up to the window, he takes off.

Offline Annie007

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Re: The Jackson Heights Hawk
« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2017, 02:00:19 PM »
We just saw a hawk a few days ago.... magnificent!  A rare treat to see one in the City (and hopefully it will keep the pigeon population down.)

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Re: The Jackson Heights Hawk
« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2017, 03:37:26 PM »
my only issue with our hawks - there are a few, along with falcons and kestrels - is that they're messy eaters. when we owned a home, as opposed to an apartment, i'd find squirrel tails and other a la carte toss-offs lying around the yard all the time.

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Re: The Jackson Heights Hawk
« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2017, 03:37:26 PM »