Thanks to a report from Tom Perlman and Karen Fung, many birders got to see a Eastern Whip-Poor-Will in the Loch today in the northern part of Central Park.
Almost every time I visit the park a hawk is on either the south or north tower of the Beresford Apartments for at least half an hour. Tonight it was the south tower.
This evening, Pale Male was on one of his favorite buildings at Fifth Avenue and 79th Street. He was there for about an hour and then flew to one of his favorite roosting trees in the east Pinetum.
I explored the north end of the park today. During a brief rainstorm, I got to photograph a hawk at the eastern side of the North Meadow. Later this same hawk circled the Recreation Center a few times and then gained altitude. It started to get harassed by Chimney Swifts, so it went even higher until it was hard to see. It then dived and quickly moved northwest towards Morningside Park.
While I'm not thrilled that summer is coming to an end, it does mean we have lots of Jewelweed flowers and Hummingbirds in Central Park!
On Sunday, I didn't see any of our "regular" hawks in Central Park. Only this adult with lightly colored eyes in the Ramble.
After being difficult to find for two days, the rehabilitated fledgling was back by the north of the Met and the Ancient Playground today. She was there from 11 a.m. til sunset. She then roosted fairly high in a large tree half a block into the park.
I looked for the Fifth Avenue fledgling yesterday evening and this evening and came up empty. That's not too much of a surprise. Most fledglings wonder off this time of year and are difficult to track.
Its parents however were found. Octavia was on a building at 84th and Fifth before going to a building a few blocks south, and then Pale Male and Octavia flew to the park. We caught up with Pale Male in a favorite roosting tree near Cedar Hill.