Monday, November 4, 2013

Was That A Hawk, Falcon Or Osprey On Roosevelt Island Main Street Lamp Post Today?

Roosevelt Island Historical Society President Judy Berdy spotted this bird perched on top of a Roosevelt Island Main Street lamp post earlier today

before it flew off into Capobianco Park.

I was told that the bird is not a Hawk or a Falcon but an Osprey who feeds on the Roosevelt Island pigeons and rats.

Anybody know for sure?


Queens Crapper said...

That's a Red-tailed hawk.

Westviewer said...

Yes, a Red-tailed hawk. BTW, ospreys (sometimes known as fish hawks, do not eat pigeons and rats, live almost exclusively on fish, with an occasional mouse or insect.

CheshireKitty said...

What a magnificent creature! Although I doubt he lives here, has anyone spotted his nest on RI?

Maybe he's an offspring of Pale Male

For further, wonderful photos of Pale Male see