Pale Male and Lola on Wednesday
Blue Grosbeak

Central Park's Mr. October

Pale Male was on a baseball backstop on the Great Lawn when I arrived in the park around 6:00 p.m.  He stayed there for quite awhile before attempting to hunt twice unsuccessfully.  He then moved to a tree north of the Met to roost for the evening.

Update: I received an email from a reader worried about Pale Male's unsuccessful hunting attempts.  Red-tailed Hawks miss their prey frequently.  So, Pale Male missing a few times doesn't mean anything is wrong.  Pale Male is doing just fine.

Pale Male, Red-tailed Hawk, Central Park

Pale Male, Red-tailed Hawk, Central Park

Pale Male, Red-tailed Hawk, Central Park

Pale Male, Red-tailed Hawk, Central Park

Pale Male, Red-tailed Hawk, Central Park

Pale Male, Red-tailed Hawk, Central Park

Pale Male, Red-tailed Hawk, Central Park