Ruffled Feathers

Part 5 of the Hawky New Year! series features one adult and some first-year red-tailed hawks visiting Central Park on Jan. 16 and 17. Jan. 17 was a rainy day, and one of the young hawks, after chasing some squirrels, ended up wet with feathers sticking out.

  A young red-tailed hawk in the Ramble, Jan. 17, 2017

A young red-tailed hawk in the Ramble, Jan. 17, 2017

The video for these two days features hawks flying around and chasing squirrels, but no graphic hawk dining. So a violence-free Part 5.

The light wasn't great on either day, but I did manage to get some nice photos of our fearless feathered friends. This first grouping is from Jan. 16. Hawk No. 1 was over Strawberry Fields when I first walked into the park, an adult showing the red tail. It was probably Ginger, of the Beresford Hawks.

These photos are from Jan. 17, including a photo showing two youngsters at the Oven.