Between Nov. 10 and Nov. 14, I was able to photograph seven different raptors in Central Park. I was able to see at least three more, flying above, that I wasn't able to photograph. On Nov. 10, I saw two Cooper's hawks, two first-year red-tailed hawks, and one adult red-tailed hawk flying (probably one of the Sheep Meadow hawks). Nov. 11, I filmed a first-year red-tailed hawk perched over Literary Walk, and Nov. 12 and 13 I filmed a young adult red-tailed hawk near Bethesda Fountain and the Bandshell (on Nov. 13, I also saw Octavia, Pale Male's mate, on a building on Fifth Avenue, but wasn't able to get a good photo or video; I also saw two adult hawks flying over the Mall, probably the Sheep Meadow couple). Nov. 14, I was fortunate enough to watch Pale Male eat a rat behind the Met Museum.
I have posted several photos of Pale Male having dinner. On Nov. 14, I filmed him once again, dining on a rat behind the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Hawk! Hawk! Hawk! Hawk! Hawk! Hawk!
Nov. 10 was a great day for hawks, with five sightings. Nov. 11, 12 and 13 gave me more sightings, of one of the first-year red-tailed hawks and a young adult red-tailed hawk. Also seen were Octavia on a building across from the Met Museum, and adult hawks flying over the Mall.
On Nov. 13, the young adult red-tailed hawk was eating a pigeon across from the Bandshell. Feathers were flying and the dining was pretty graphic. At one point, two older adult red-tailed hawks were seen flying over the Mall, and the young adult grabbed the pigeon dinner, flew with it near the flagpole, stashed the meal in a tree and flew off, kiering, after the flying adults.