Hawks, A Romance; and A Dapper Little Snowman
|At about 10:15 a.m., I was walking along Seaman Avenue when I heard loud shrieks overhead.|
I looked up and saw two hawks mating.
I wasn't expecting to see that on my morning walk.
The pair then separated, sat on the tree, and brushed themselves off.
|Mr. Hawk flew around for awhile while Mrs. Hawk rested in the tree.|
|When Mr. Hawk returned, they re-enacted their earlier intimacies.|
|Then Mr. Hawk flew over the ridge in Inwood Hill Park,|
basically showing off with a personal air show,
as that is the way of the Red-tailed Hawk.
|The romantic scene was of the winter variety.|
|Meanwhile, in an alleyway of the hawks' gravity-bound neighbors,|
a dapper little snowman rehearsed a dance.