A short story. I was walking to see someone on 10th Street midday and ran into a group of photographers encircled around something—not sure what it was. Thought it might be Sarah Jessica Parker since she was the last reason I saw that many paparazzi.

When I got close enough to look over their shoulders I saw it was a Red Tail Hawk.

The bird had its lunch in its clutches—a New York pigeon.

I thought I would send you this picture I took for your Bird column.

Thanks, Barbara M. Bachman

A Red-tail Hawk has been reported regularly over the past several weeks. Maybe it’s checking out West Village real estate for setting up housekeeping in the spring! Wouldn’t that be nice!

—Keith Michael, WestView contributor

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