Monday, May 17, 2010

Raptors in the park on Saturday

Great Horned Owl

Red-tailed Hawk

American Kestrel

Harris's Hawk

Wait a minute! A Harris's Hawk in Central Park???

Murray Head, who took the four photos above, explains:

The raptors were on view on Saturday as part of Central Park's On a Wing Family Festival. They were brought to Belvedere Castle by the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary... whose speaker gave an educational talk about these wonderful birds.

The resident grackles were not amused.