This is the look of a sick hawk, sick most likely from rat poisoning, rat poison most likely put out by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This is the hawk's hunting territory. For days this beautiful hawk has been perched in a tree slightly west of the Museum. It can fly short distances, but for the most part it is lethargic. Its sibling, thank goodness, is already at the rehab center, has tested positive for anemia, a symptom of rat poisoning, is being treated, prognosis positive. But this baby has been high in the tree, not accessible.
Sitting, sitting, sitting is not normal hawk behavior. No preening. No exploring. No hunting. Just sitting.
There will be several hawk images posted tomorrow. We can't let these gracious members of our world come to harm.