Strictly For the Birds
The New York bird watching blog, City Birder, reports the presence of peregrine falcons on the Parachute Jump:
The unused steel tower is a favorite perch for the local peregrines. I usually go to about 8 [cyclone] games a year […] and it was during my first or second game that I discovered the raptor's choice perch. Our seats were along the first base line, in line with the tower. I noticed one, then two, then several feathers fluttering passed. The source was from the top of the tower. A Peregrine Falcon had just caught a pigeon and was plucking it from its perch on the parachute ride. It was a nice diversion during a slow inning.
In addition to the falcons and the obvious smattering of pigeons, sparrows, and various gulls, the City Birder also reports the sighting of several other bird species- such as Great Blue Herons- in the Coney Island area. South Brooklyn & Gravesend Bay [The City Birder]South Brooklyn & Gravesend Bay [The City Birder]
South Brooklyn & Gravesend Bay [The City Birder]