MadParkNews photographs red-tailed hawk in Madison Square Park on bronze tree sculpture
(PRUnderground) December 9th, 2013
MadParkNews.com, the website with weekly posts about the Flatiron and Madison Square Park neighborhoods of New York City, has photographed a red-tailed hawk in Madison Square Park perched on a bronze tree scuplture by Italian artist Giuseppe Penone.
It is somewhat rare for Madison Square Park to be the hime of a red-tailed hawk, although over the years there is typically at least one hawk found hunting and spending time in the public park. Madison Square Park is located between 23rd Street and 26th Street, and 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue, in Manhattan.
The Red-tailed hawks hunt the pigeons, squirrels, rats, and other small animals found in the park and have been seen capturing and eating such prey.
“We normally cover restaurant openings, events, art, and business news in the neighborhood, but tourists and locals alike are fascinated by a bird of prey found right here in Madison Square Park” stated Brian of MadParkNews.com. “They also love the public art in the park. So when we saw the hawk perched on the fake metal tree sculpture, we quickly took the photo.
MadParkNews was created to help keep neighborhood locals and visitors informed about music and art events, restaurant openings, shopping, local deals, and news in the Madison Square Park and Flatiron neighborhoods. 2