photo credit: Lorraine Kikuchi Gates
After I posted the photo of the majestic red-tailed hawk that was spotted on Carroll Street last week, reader Lorraine sent me a photograph of what appears to be a small hawk. It was taken back in September in her back yard, just a few blocks away towards the Gowanus Canal. Lorraine was wondering if this is a red-tailed hawk chick or some other, smaller raptor. Can anyone help her identify it? In any case, it is very cool to know that such incredible birds are making this area their home.