Recently I was in Central Park, on the west side around 68th Street. I wanted to take some pictures of some of the wonderful arches
and bridges within the park.
But then, a movement in the air above me caught my attention.
It was a Red-Tailed Hawk looking down at me.
I zoomed in on it, and kept my camera on it, hoping to catch it in flight.
I need a little more practice at this.
Here’s what I caught of its tail – upper left corner of the picture. Impressive! : )
Luckily for me and my meager photo attempts, the magnificent creature didn’t go far, and I followed it to the nearby tree.
And soon, it took off again – soaring down the path.
I wonder if this is one of Pale Male’s babies? Pale Male is the most famous of Central Park’s Red-Tailed Hawks. He has lived in the park since about 1991, has had a number of mates and has raised a number of babies, or eyasses, in the park.
Here’s a great blog that I just found, about the “Urban Hawks and Other Wildlife in Central Park and NYC”. I think I’ll email the webmaster and ask him if he can identify my new friend.