Four days of Southeastern Central Park Hawk sightings

I'm a little behind in sharing these photos from different Central Park Red-tailed Hawk visits. So here they are in one post!

December 15th:

I couldn't get to the park at first so I shot these photos of one of the Hawks that inhabit the Southeastern corner of the park through a colleague's office window.

Hawk flying in front of The Plaza:



Coming around and more toward my direction:





Outside at last. 

No Hawks but nice shadow of the Sherry-Netherland Hotel against the The Pierre Hotel:


One of the Hawks flew overhead with pigeon feathers in its talons:





It flew to one of its favorite trees in the park (at the Hallet Nature Sanctuary side of The Pond):



December 20th:


Landing on another favorite perch, the railing at the Sherry-Netherland tower:



GM Building behind the Sherry-Netherland:



Who I think is its companion flying lower, swooping around, then landing on a regular spot on The Plaza:






The first Hawk stayed where it was on the tower:


Neither Hawk was moving so I enjoyed a Red-bellied Woodpecker:










The first Hawk left its tower perch but thankfully landed on it again before I returned to work:




Coast Guard helicopter:






The UNICEF Snowflake above 5th and 57th:


With all the peaceful views of the Hawks, it's sometimes easy to forget just how busy the streets below are with people and traffic:





December 21st:

One of the Hawks landed on the east-facing side of The Plaza just as I arrived at the park:




Off again, heading to the northern face of the building:


Circling back to come in for a landing:



















Heading west:


Then coming back:










Some of the busyness below:


The Hawk is there, to the left of top right ornamental pillar:


The Hawk flew off the building and out of sight:


A young bride was attended to by her family....


..and Big Bird.. kind of..



Meanwhile, the Hawk was next seen on another favorite building perch a bit further down 5th Avenue:





A couple more shots from an office window (Hawk soaring in the center of the picture):


View in general:


December 26th:

Today was a more mellow Hawking day.






The Hawk landed in the same section of trees in the Hallet Nature Sanctuary as on the 15th:


The Hawk landed directly (albeit with the body of water and trees between us) in front of me:



Time Warner Center towers in the distance:


Mallards and Wood Duck swimming by in The Pond:


I hope it's the same Wood Duck I saw earlier this month.




A Woodpecker on the tree behind me:



It went from tree to tree:



It looked like a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, 1st winter:



Blue Jays are so secretive sometimes:


But Starlings aren't:


And Sparrows even less so:




The weather held up nicely during my break because it started to snow and rain just two hours afterward.

Shots through a window: