Central Park bird break - March 26th, 2013

Lots of busyness then having to fight a cold has been keeping me tied up so here are photos from Tuesday the 26th (the last time in several days I could get out and about and photograph in any  meaningful way).

Red-tailed Hawk from the 37th floor of a building overlooking Central Park:


I'm pretty sure it was the Plaza Male because it had at first perched on The Pierre then Sherry-Netherland Hotels.

Great clouds:


A Red-tail adult and juvenile in a tiff:



My next stop was the bank of Central Park's pond.

Black-crowned Night Heron preening, tucked in a tree:


Great Blue Heron:



Stretch:











Black-crowned Night Heron with a pal. I hope the other bird is its mate and they have a baby or two this Spring:


Juvenile Red-tailed Hawk above the lawn between The Pond and 5th Avenue:


An adult Red-tail started to chase it:


Juvenile in the middle, adult Red-tails on either side:


Close-up of the juvenile:



The adults were Plaza Male and Octavia.

Plaza Male:


Octavia:


The three Hawks flew northward and out of sight.

Back to the pair of Black-crowned Night Herons:



Ornery Canada Goose chasing others around The Pond:









Victory honking:


Rushing to a new target:











Two Hawks on the Sherry-Netherland Hotel:


One flew off, flying north:


Plaza Male: