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Bald Eagle in New York? Red tailed Hawk on Fifth Ave? Yes, New York City is a home to many birds of prey: hawks, owls, ospreys, falcons, bald eagles....

These amazing raptor birds have perfectly adapted to urban habitats, amid the metro concrete and steel ecosystems.

Thank you for your visits and comments.

Breakfast Time

Adult bald eagle with a fish.
Conowingo, Maryland, USA.

  • November 11th, 2012
  • Canon 1D Mark III
  • 800mm / f/7.1 / 1/2500 sec

Weightless Perch

This photograph of Red-tailed Hawk was captured at a city park during the early foggy morning

Red-tailed Hawks are large, sharp-taloned birds, it’s funny this one perches like a small sparrow.

New York City, USA.

  • October 3rd, 2012
  • Canon 7D
  • 400mm / f/5.6 / 1/500 sec

Under Daddy’s Wings

A male osprey, delivering breakfast for his two juveniles in the early summer morning.
The fish head has been removed to ensure that the fish is dead and thus can not hurt his young.

Long Island, New York.

  • July 15th, 2012
  • Canon 1D Mark III
  • 400mm / f/f5.6 / 1/2500 sec

Be Careful, Honey!

An Osprey coming in for a landing on a dead tree near its nest, as his mate was looking. With summer sunset light.

Long Island, New York.

  • June 10th, 2012
  • Canon EOS 1D Mark III
  • 800mm / f/f5.6 / 1/1250 sec

Going Home with a Fresh Catch

An osprey returning to its nest with a fish.

Long Island, New York.

  • May 21st, 2012
  • Canon 7D
  • 400mm / f/5.6 / 1/2500 sec

Snowy Owl in Flight

Adult male Snowy Owl, spotted in Long Island, New York.

Snowy Owl Taking Off

This was taken today in the morning.
Snowy Owl is coming back to Long Island, New York. The last time it was spotted back in the winter of 08/09. All local bird photographers are very excited.

Urban Peregrine Falcon

I was really thrilled to view and photograph one of these Peregrine Falcons in one of the city parks of New York. There are only 32 falcons in total that live year round in unique places throughout the city, such as on top of bridges, church steeples and high-rise buildings, according to New York City Department of Environmental Protection. This one is wearing a band.

  • Canon 5D Mark II
  • 300mm / f/5.6 / 1/1250 sec

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Stephanie Lim  about 5 years ago

Great photos and story. And yes good timing with those shots.

Sriram GSN  about 5 years ago

Awesome clarity and perfect timing in a few shots!