Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Pale Male sighting-- corrected

Yesterday evening Jan Mannen, one of Central Park's birdwatchers, together with Ben Cacace and two other birders, were at Belvedere Castle looking out at Nighthawks flying over Turtle Pond. She reports that at about 7:15 p.m.Ben Cacace spotted Pale Male perched on the ball atop the Castle's flagpole. The famous hawk sat there, picturesquely, for more than 15 minutes. When he left at a little after 7:30 the group saw him swoop low over the Great Lawn, right above the heads of the players at one of the baseball diamonds there. He landed in a tree east of the Great lawn, and was seen no more that evening.