Today wasn't my best day photographically, but it's Christmas, so let's overlook the technical short-comings and focus (heh!) on the Tompkins Square hawks, who were in fine form.
As I entered the park, I heard a commotion and looked up above the Christadora to see five crows chasing a hawk. I couldn't get them all in one frame, but here are three with the hawk, and the second crow from the left has something in its beak. Maybe they were all fighting over the same stocking-stuffer?
It just wouldn't be Christmas without a family argument, and here we have an adult (bottom, right) and juvenile tussling over a fence. I learned the hard way not to keep the camera zoomed in so close.
I'm not sure who is imitating whom...
...but the hawk would have looked awesome in a Santa hat.
Late afternoon over the chess tables, dinner was served.
Never to be forgotten.
Until next time...
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