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.