Carroll Gardens Resident Falcons Revealed
More Brooklyn hawks! These two--a mother and chick--are residents of Carroll Gardens. While their positions on 360 Smith Street, 340 Court Street, the Oyster Bar on Hoyt Street, Public Place and the Toll Brothers Gowanus development are unknown, we can say with 100 percent certainty that they are pro-pigeon and rodent, at least in the sense of enjoying them for dinner. The photos come from our Carroll Gardens Correspondent, who writes:
I have been watching these hawks swoop inside pigeon nests and steal babies over the years. The pigeons have nests in the cornices of the row houses across the street. Recently, I have been seeing one in the tree top in front of my window. Still not sure it was a hawk or a dove until I saw another hawk swoop in with a live mouse, its tail flipping around: a molting chick and the chick's mother. You can see the fluffy down on the chick.More photos below.