Morning Mug: Red Tailed Hawk


Photographed from outside the photographer’s back window, the raptor was perched atop the roof of a building on Ocean Avenue between Avenue T and Avenue U.

Photo by Randy Contello


  1. I live across from the homecrest playground. & in the winter the birds outside on a tree by my window all stay very still & go closer to the inner branches to hide from a hawk deep in the park.They stay till the hawk flies away.

  2. It probably finished off all the accessible hatchlings in the area and moved on.

  3.  Shot was taken on June 8th.  i spoke with a bird export about what it is, and it is def a younger Red Tail Hawk, the wings of a peregrine falcon are blueish, and this birds wings match its mid back color.

    we was in the same location for a few days around 6:15 at night for a week, and sadly hasnt been seen since ;/

  4. Wow, TY. I have to get to the sanctuary….of the bird kind. I have been seeing so many different birds. Maybe to Jamaica Bay before they change the name and start killing them. TYVM Bloomberg.

  5. Randy, I shot the pic last night at around 8pm, when did you see this bird?  I did not see the back of it but it had some markings on the face.

  6. I just put this up on facebook. It’s a diff bird, not like the goshawk I snapped several months ago.