Today's moment of bird

hawk on Lark Street via reader Margaret

Margaret sent along this pic: "I saw this on Lark Street [Tuesday] between Clinton and Sheridan streets. Awesome urban hunter. Poor squirrel."

We've been surprised how often we've seen hawks hunting for squirrels in various Albany neighborhoods. Two years ago a hawk swooped right by while we we were walking along Myrtle Ave in Pine Hills, narrowly missing a squirrel in the street. But on two other occasions we've seen hawks successfully grab their prey.

Seeing that happen always instills a sense of awe at the speed and silence involved -- mixed with a tiny bit of "hmm, maybe next time it's me."

If the hawks and crows ever join forces, it's over.

Also: Someone really should have explained to the bird that Hawk Street is a few blocks over.

(Thanks, Margaret!)

Comments

Prey not pray

Editors: Of course. Oof. Thanks for the heads up.

#natureismetal

Nice one! "Hawk Street.."

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