Not What I Was Looking For...
103rd Street

A December Sunday in Central Park

I entered the park at 103rd and Central Park West.

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The Pool and the Loch were quiet, but there was noise to the south, so I went to the north edge of the North Meadow.  Two adult hawks appeared.  One went north out of sight and the other circled overhead.

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This hawk may be the St. John the Divine female, but I can't be certain.  It flew south down to about 90th.

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The hawk moved from tree to tree, not settling in for more than ten minutes per branch.

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Blue Jays were making it difficult to find peace and quiet.  The hawk looked to be hunting rodents along the west park wall, so I left to avoid interfering.

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I walked along the Reservoir, through the Pinetum, and down the Locust Grove.  In the Locust there were a number of squirrels making alarm calls.  Fifty feet away in a tree on the Great Lawn was the cause, Pale Male.

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He had been in the same tree for most of the afternoon.

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Before moving to another tree that had the last bit of sunlight.

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Lola was in her usual spot on the Beresford.