Tuesday, January 05, 2010
Even though my eyes were tearing from the extreme cold Tuesday, I spotted a familiar raptor on the railroad embankment by the parking lot across from the train station.
This hawk and his kin are constantly soaring around, looking for pigeons. Any time you see a pile of feathers anywhere from Front Street to Seventh Street, you can bet a hawk has swooped down on its prey.
Later on, the same hawk was patrolling my block, Block 832 on East Seventh Street, for more unsuspecting pigeons.
Plainfield has a surprising amount of wildlife for an urban center. I am always interested to see a hawk or some scurrying creature doing its best to live among the humans.