The evenings of August 21 and August 24, I had more opportunities to watch Pale Male. On August 28, I had a rarer chance to watch Octavia, Pale Male's mate, for some time before it got dark. Just to let you know, there are no shots of Pale Male or Octavia eating anything. Just quiet times with the two.
What a family!
Pale Male on August 21, just south of the Poland Statue. It was a rainy evening.
Pale Male, the evening of August 24, near Maintenance Meadow. In the first photo, you can see a red-tailed helicopter in the background (when I'm looking for hawks and spot something flying in the sky that confuses me, it is a red-tailed whatever!).
Octavia on the Met Museum on August 28, and one shot when she flew over to the playground "island" between the east and west 86th Street transverses. We don't get to see her that often, and rarely see her go to ground. When she flew down to the lawn north of the museum, we hoped to see her catch something. But she didn't catch anything, and was back on the roof before we got shots of her on the ground.