An impressive visitor

A dear friend shared photos of a surprise visitor she found perched on her “terrasse” at the Executive House last week. It’s been more than a few years since other CWEnders sent photos of hawk sightings (here and here), or since I observed one myself near Euclid and Washington. I was beginning to wonder if these raptors had found better hunting grounds elsewhere.

Nicki's Central West End Guide Urban Gardens  St. Louis red-tailed hawk Central West End   Nicki's Central West End Guide Urban Gardens  St. Louis red-tailed hawk Central West End

It would appear that what has become the new normal at street level—more activity with the addition of many new residents —has not affected this beautiful Red-tailed Hawk, who seems to be thriving.

Many thanks to my friend for allowing me to share these stunning photographs.

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    Ellie Chapman

    December 3, 2018

    I’m so happy to see these photos of my hawk friend. When I was laid up in bed with sciatica recently, he became my daily entertainment, hunting in the neighborhood outside my Greystone window, and sometimes devouring his catch. My favorite sight was his perching for long periods on the gold cross atop the Basilica.

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    Junko Eccles

    December 3, 2018

    I just had come back from Japan and found out this exciting photo with comment.
    Thank you Nicki for sharing!

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