Barred Owl vs. Immature Red-tailed Hawk
Gull and Owl

Saturday at Fifth Avenue

For 2013, I've wanted to spend time doing general bird watching rather than just hawk watching and have been birding Central Park, Inwood Hill, Fort Tryon, Battery Park and Randalls Island the last few weeks.  My total for New York County is now 65 species, so I'm off to a good start for the year.

Despite my refocusing, I have spent some time at hawk nests.  On Saturday, it was Pale Male and his new mate's nest.

I saw them copulate, visit the nest together and saw Pale Male bring her a gift of a pigeon.  The cold weather caused me to miss some of the action with my camera, but I was too busy trying to keep warm.


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