Red-tailed Hawk Hunting a Gray Squirrel
APRIL 25, 2019
On a walk around Baisley Pond Park’s eponymous pond in Queens recently I heard a Gray Squirrel chittering away angrily at something. Tired of White-throated Sparrows and American Robins , I decided to stroll over and see what the squirrel was so upset about. It turned out that the squirrel had a good reason to be vociferous in expressing its displeasure: a Red-tailed Hawk was trying to make the squirrel into breakfast! Squirrels are hard too catch!