Daylight Saving Time
Marathon Sunday

Late Saturday Afternoon with Pale Male and Lola

There's no doubt fall has arrived in New York.  It was in the low 40's, the leaves have turned to wonderful fall colors.  Another sign of fall has arrived is the return of Buffleheads to the Reservoir.

Male Bufflehead
Male Bufflehead

Female Bufflehead
Female Bufflehead

Pale Male, Red-tailed Hawk, Central Park, New York
After visiting the Reservoir, I walked south and ran into Pale Male on the North West corner of the Met.  Is he trying to avoid being seem on the surveillance cameras?

Pale Male, Red-tailed Hawk, Central Park, New York

Pale Male, Red-tailed Hawk, Central Park, New York

Pale Male, Red-tailed Hawk, Central Park, New York

Pale Male, Red-tailed Hawk, Central Park, New York
After about twenty minutes he moved about 20 feet, so he would have a good view of an area alongside the transverse, where there are rodents.  The cold weather had him fluffed up to stay warm.

Pale Male, Red-tailed Hawk, Central Park, New York

Pale Male, Red-tailed Hawk, Central Park, New York

Pale Male, Red-tailed Hawk, Central Park, New York
After about twenty minutes, he flew off the Met and caught a mouse.  He flew 200 feet to catch his prey.  He must have incredible vision.

Pale Male, Red-tailed Hawk, Central Park, New York

Pale Male, Red-tailed Hawk, Central Park, New York

Pale Male, Red-tailed Hawk, Central Park, New York

Pale Male, Red-tailed Hawk, Central Park, New York

Pale Male, Red-tailed Hawk, Central Park, New York
After eating, he went back to the Met.

Pale Male, Red-tailed Hawk, Central Park, New York

Pale Male, Red-tailed Hawk, Central Park, New York

Lola, Red-tailed Hawk, Central Park, New York
Lola went up 5th Avenue...

Lola, Red-tailed Hawk, Central Park, New York
...landing on a building around 88th Street and 5th Avenue.

Lola, Red-tailed Hawk, Central Park, New York

Pale Male, Red-tailed Hawk, Central Park, New York
Pale Male left the Met and looked to settling in for the night.

Lola, Red-tailed Hawk, Central Park, New York
Lola moved to a building two blocks south of where she was...

Lola, Red-tailed Hawk, Central Park, New York
...and then she flew east.

Pale Male, Red-tailed Hawk, Central Park, New York
Pale Male followed.  We lost her, but found his roost for the evening in the East Pinetum.

Moon, Central Park, New York
As I let the park, there was a full moon in a clear, crisp fall sky.