Street art Sunday: raptors

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The most reliable place to see eagles in Brooklyn? The walls and shutters of Sunset Park.

There’s something special about urban raptors. To catch a glimpse of a soaring turkey vulture from the F train, to see a peregrine falcon in a high-speed dive, or to watch red-tailed hawks perch on a fire escape is to be reminded that there’s an older, fiercer, wilder city within the city.

Street artists seem drawn to raptors almost as much as birders are – which means you can reliably spot them on walls around the borough.

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Revealing the location of roosting owls is a sensitive topic, but I feel no qualms telling you these are in DUMBO.

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This falcon hunts in Bushwick.

 

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