Central Park red-tailed hawk does The Plaza - December 22, 2011

Seems one of my office's local red-tailed hawks and I had our lunches around the same time Thursday because when I found it after my lunch break at the outskirts of Central Park, it had a nice full crop; indicating it had eaten a big meal shortly beforehand.











This photo was included to show the rounded shape of its engorged crop:


Solow Building (9 West 57th St.) in the background, The Plaza (Fifth Ave at Central Park South) in the foreground:


Flying toward the Crown Building's grand finial (730 Fifth Avenue):




Soaring past The Plaza:















Crown Building:

















Coming in for a landing at The Plaza:







Balled foot:



The king of all it surveys:



Starlings nearby singing brightly:



Elmo and Cookie Monster enjoyed a stroll in the park: