Birds in the Bronx 

There is wildlife in NYC. We've seen Peregrine Falcons, but we've never been close enough to get a picture. Since we set up a birdfeeder on the back terrace, we are visited regularly by sparrows, nuthatches, chickadees, woodpeckers, bluejays, cardinals and of course pigeons.

 

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wood pecker 
 
 
 
catbird 
Ok it's not a bird it's a squirrel, but it was hanging out with the birds. 
 
We started with one small bird feeder hanging from the magnolia tree near the back deck, but the birds were fighting so we decided to add a few more feeding stations. This bluejay had lots of company in a big hurry. 
 
We're up to about 30 pounds of birdseed and a suet block every week. 
This hawk caught one of the Pelham Parkway squirrels off guard. 
 
We were a little surprised to see him right in the middle of the Bronx, but there are actually quite a few trees along the parkway, and an almost endless supply of squirrels (and rats). 
 
We've seen him several times since early Feb. and think he's taken up permenant residence in the Parkway. 
After a while he decided to take his breakfast into a tree. 
 
The best guess we can make from our bird book is that it's an immature Broad Winged Hawk. If anyone has a better idea of its identity let us know. 
 


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