Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Helpful hint

To view my photographs, left-click on one. Once the giant version appears on your screen, right-click on it and select "view image." This will size the photo to fit your screen. Now you needn't view an extreme enlargement that you must scroll through piecemeal.

Thanks to Evelyn for pointing out how to get around this annoying quirk in the new version of Blogger!

More tales from the hawk's eye

Tompkins Square
East Village, Manhattan

Monday, January 22, 2007

Sunday, January 21, 2007

An uncommon visitor

Tompkins Square in the East Village of Manhattan evidently has a resident hawk.
This majestic bird was perched in a tree Sunday afternoon and drew a crowd that raptly watched its every move. It flew from tree to tree and perched several times on wrought iron fences just feet from transfixed human observers.
After surveying the grounds, it swooped down on a rat it spotted hiding under a bush about 50 feet away.
Talk about a hawkeye.
In one smooth movement, it caught the rat in its talons (you can just make it out in the bottom photo) and flew to a distant tree to enjoy his meal high above prying eyes.

Chasing thoughts

Tompkins Square
East Village

Tuesday, January 02, 2007