While birding at the Oven (a section of the Ramble on the shore of the Lake), I was enjoying the variety of birds which included, Canada Geese, Mallards, a Mourning Dove, a Red-bellied Woodpecker, two Downy Woodpeckers, Blue Jays, Black-capped Chickadees, Tufted Titmice, a Fox Sparrow, four Northern Cardinals, two male Red-winged Blackbirds, a Rusty Blackbird, a Common Grackle, a House Finch, and lots of House Sparrows.
Around 4:30 p.m. we spotted Pale Male with a rat circling over the Oven. He then headed towards 5th Avenue.
It was very cold. A group of us thought heading to see where Pale Male went with the rat would warm us up. So, it was off to "The Bench" by the model boat pond.