Migrants at sunset - October 26th, 2014

A fellow Hawk-watcher saw one of the Washington Square Park Red-tails flying a block north of the park for a few seconds this morning. 

I visited the park just before sunset this evening and stayed for an hour but didn't see a Hawk. There were a few nice migrants to watch though which was great.

Hermit Thrush:


Winter Wren:


The Wren isn't in focus in this picture but I included it to show just how tiny these Wrens are (typically 3 to 4.5 inches in length):



Another Hermit Thrush:


Sunset illuminating the leaves:



The Cable Building in the sunset:


The top fire escape level, where Bobby and Rosie had been delivering nesting material:


The ConEd (Consolidated Edison) tower lit up for the evening (it is a regular Hawk perch northeast of Washington Square Park) :


I was curious if the orange lighting represented anything specific and discovered the ConEd tower's lighting schedule

The tower and clock lights were orange tonight to show ConEd's support of Food Bank for New York City.