Tag Archives: Central Park

Winter Birds 2015

Starling in Central Park dd 1-9-15 photo by Jamie Koufman

Starling all puffed out for insulation

Cold puffed out sparrow in Central Park 1-9-15 photo by Jamie Koufman

House sparrow all puffed out, too.

Sparrows in Central Park 1-9-15 photo by Jamie Koufman

Sparrows not puffed

Common redpoll c Central Park ramble jamiesbirds 1-25-15

Common Redpoll in the Ramble (Sun., Jan. 25th)

Birders at rhe feeders at the Ramble Central Park jamiesbirds 1-25-15

Birders at the feeders in the Central Park Ramble. Most wanted to see the Common Redpoll — and he was accommodating (below) — though my photos weren’t great.

Golfinches and Common Redpoll Central Park 1-25-15 jamiesbirds

Goldfinches

Chipping sparrow Central Park ramble jamiesbirds 1-25-15

Chipping Sparrow in the Ramble (Sun., Jan. 25, 2015)

SCRAM Tufted titmouse turf Central Park ramble jamiesbirds 1-25-15

 Scram! (Titmouse turf war)

Reservoir at Central Park 1-25-15 jamiesbirds

The Central Park Reservoir

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Central Park Red-Tailed Hawk

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This bird hunts from Central Park South (CPS).I have seen him here several evenings at about 4 p.m. Looking over his shoulder at me in this photo, it is almost as if he were saying, “Yes, I know that I have to watch my back, here.” (Click on the photos to enlarge them.)

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The first time I saw him, he was high in the sky over the buildings of CPS pursuing a flock of starlings. And he caught one, which he consumed while sitting on the Trump Park Hotel. This is him digesting, perched near Columbus Circle, that is at the corner of CPS and Central Park West.

It is possible that this red-tailed hawk is “Junior,” one of the offspring of Pale Male, for more about Pale Male, here’s his Wikipedia site. The story of Pale Male is very cool, and like Henry VIII, Pale Male has had eight wives.