Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Raptors at the Pelham Bay Park Landfill

As mentioned in the last post, Landfill area is a great place to see birds of prey - as evidenced by this shot with 2 raptors captured in the same frame!

Pelham Bay Park

A long-distance shot, a beautiful American Kestrel, with it's morning breakfast - a Vole it just captured. Small rodents are the largest critters that this small Falcon is able to catch.
This was taken at Pelham Bay Park, the bird was hunting in the Landfill area. This is where all the raptors can usually be found: soaring, hunting, and perching.
It is just such a cool and cute bird!

1/2/2009 Out of the back window

Just a Blue Jay, in my backyard.