Central Park Birds

I snuck in one turtle.

Flaco the Eagle-owl

Flaco the famous Eurasian Eagel-0wl escaped form the Central Park zoo on February 2, 2023. He has managed very well. I finally took a trip to the park to see him for myself on March 21. He was napping in his new favorite tree over a waterfall in the Lock. Perhaps he likes the sound of the waterfall.

New York Times article March 5, 2023: Why We Love Flaco, the Escaped Owl – The New York Times

Central Park Birds of Prey

We say Red-tailed hawks, Cooper’s hawks, and a Great Horned Owl on Sunday. It was a good day for seeing raptors.

Central Park Wren

We heard the Carolina wren singing its sweet little “teakettle” song which led us to the bird. The wren might be making a nest in the log. You can see the wren’s shadow on the log in the third photograph.

Central Park Three

We went to Central Park with the Linnaean Society of NY on a birding trip on Sunday 3/12/2023. It has been a long time since I’ve been to the park. It was lovely seeing my old friends. Richard Z led the trip and did an excellent job finding us birds. I will post some of the highlights here and in the next several posts.

October Nature in Central Park

Same day as the the post before this one. The weather was perfect.

October Bird Series in Central Park

Kinglets are such fast moving tiny birds when one gives me a chance I keep shooting in the hopes something will come out.

Central Park Wildlife in April

Photographed on a Tuesday morning trip to Central Park with the Linnaean Society of NY. I didn’t have time to compose my shots.