Hawks Blowin' in the Wind

Part 8 of the Hawky New Year! series doesn't have a lot of dramatic action, but it does include at least three first-year red-tailed hawks posing prettily on branches from Jan. 23 through Jan. 26 as they blow about on some very windy days, as well as an adult hawk hanging out in the rain on Jan. 24. There is no hawk dining in this video, so it is definitely safe for all viewers (there are a couple of clips of scared squirrels, but they survived, at least on these days).

By the way, I've put all the Hawky New Year! videos onto a single page, so you can binge watch at your leisure.

  First-year red-tailed hawk, Central Park, Jan. 23, 2017

First-year red-tailed hawk, Central Park, Jan. 23, 2017

I think the adult red-tailed hawk (left), seen in the rain on Jan. 24, was Octavia, but I'll not commit myself. The hawk on the right is one of the youngster hawks, seen on Jan. 24.

The photos were taken on sunny and not-so-sunny days, which makes for some interesting contrasts.