Pale Male was on one of his favorite perches on Sunday Evening, an antenna on a building at 79th and Fifth.
In the fall, raptors migrate over Central Park in great numbers when the winds are right. Last weekend, I watched hawks from the Belvedere Castle terrace. Among the raptors seen were a Broad-winged Hawk and Juvenile Bald Eagle.
I had lots of fun birding in Central Park this weekend. It's a great time because you never know what you'll see and where. A Red-tailed Hawk, a Brown Thrasher, Blackpoll Warbler, Magnolia Warbler, bright yellow male American Goldfinch, and some Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds where some of the highlights.
This one was calmly perching for about a half hour with small breaks in a patch of Jewelweed in the Upper Lobe area of Central Park's Lake. It's so great to have them migrating though this time of year.
There were at least three Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds in the Jewelweed in a cove of Central Park's Lake called the Oven. This one had a favorite perch making it easy to photograph.
After being away for Labor Day weekend, I made a visit to Washington Square Park. One of the adults was on a flagpole, then the cross and then One Fifth Avenue. I think it was Bobby.