Central Park Great Blue Heron, Red-tailed Hawk, Mallard kerfuffle - February 13th, 2013

The Great Blue Heron that was hanging out frequently by The Pond a few weeks ago is back.

Head tucked in to keep warm:



One of the Plaza Red-tailed Hawks was perched on The Plaza for a long while:



Tufted Titmouse:


Mallard coming in for a landing from one side of The Pond to another:






A bit of a kerfuffle between two Mallards occurred nearby:











The Mallard on the right tried to leave but the one right behind it gave chase:












The aggressor finally left the other alone:


Victorious:




Other Mallards relaxed and preened on a dry rock island:



Another Mallard exercising:


Other Mallards and the Wood Duck at the other side of the Pond bridge:




The Wood Duck ventured to a more secluded bank:


The Wood Duck is so scrappy, he hollered at a Mallard to leave his corner (which it did):


Hawk still on The Plaza:



The Great Blue Heron roused and preened: