September 2019
A Northern Flicker (1 September 2019
Juvenile Broad-winged Hawks? (3 September 2019
From my Archives: Tierra del Fuego National Park (6 September 2019
Central Park (15 September 2019
Central Park and Morningside Heights (21 September 2019
Dragonflies (23 September 2019
Monk Parakeets (28 September 2019

Central Park and Morningside Heights

21 September 2019

I'm not likely to get out again for at least a couple of weeks, so I spent a lot of time yesterday and today wandering around Central Park. My primary goal was to photograph some hummingbirds at a location known as "the Oven", but I got many more interesting pictures, including some raccoons I spotted on the way home.

And bird photography can be social: I don't know if I'd have seen the raccoons or the red-tailed hawk were there not others photographing them.

Not very many years ago, my perception of hawks in the city was shaped by all of the attention to Pale Male: clearly, they were very rare. Now, though, there are many. Indeed, it's rare that I don't see one on days that I go looking for them.