I walked through The Rambles, the Great Lawn and the Reservoir without seeing anything too unusual. So, I left Central Park and made my way to 103rd and Amsterdam. The Parakeet nest was empty, so I walked through the Fredrick Douglas Houses, and saw a group of about 100 pigeons circling overhead. A sure sign a raptor was about.
On top of 875 Columbus, I found a Red-tailed Hawk. This building is at the top of a hill and must have great views in all directions.
The hawk stayed for about 30 minutes before flying at least 20 blocks south-southwest. I had been all set to say it was the Cathedral Female, before the long flight south!
After the hawk left, I went to the Monk Parakeet nest. There was a couple watching them with binoculars. They reported that the Monks had just arrived around 4:10. The Parakeets tucked themselves into their roost by 4:25.