Pale Male and Hummingbird

Just a short video of Pale Male today on the "Oreo" Building, called this because it is brown with a white strip of bricks. Plus some photos of a Ruby-throated Hummingbird.  It was nice to have some sunshine today!

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Belted Kingfishers and Green Heron

There were two Belted Kingfishers and a Green Heron on Turtle Pond in Central Park today.  The Belted Kingfishers were fishing and the Green Heron was preening.  A sure sign the fall migration has started.

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Tompkins Square Park Hunting Fledgling

The surviving fledgling at Tompkins Square Park is doing well at hunting on its own.  But it does have a funny style.  It loves to chase things while on the ground.  It's working for the fledgling, and is great fun to watch, but it would be nice to see this hawk learn to swoop down on prey.

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Fifth Avenue Action

As is the usual pattern for the Fifth Avenue Fledglings this time of year, they have roamed north to the areas around the Great Lawn.  Today, one of the fledglings ran me all around from the Hamilton Statue, to the East Pinetum, to the Great Lawn, the two ball fields above the Great Lawn, the West Pinetum including a picnic table, across the 86th Street Transverse to the Bridle Path south of the Reservoir, Seneca Village, and finally the Locust Grove where it caught and ate a pigeon.  What a great day!

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