7/5-7/6, Morningside Egret

A couple long walks in the late afternoon on Saturday and Sunday revealed no sign of the cathedral red-tailed hawk fledgling or its parents in the Great Hill/North Woods area of Central Park, or in the southern end of Morningside Park. The most promising alarm noises from area song birds came from the cathedral close Sunday at about 5:30, but sorry, no hawk.

Both days found a great egret fishing in the Morningside Park pond. Saturday I was able to get a few decent pictures...

Morningside Egret

Morningside Egret

...before a couple smaller birds started harassing it, causing it to fly to a back corner of the pond where it had some vegetation cover. Sunday, the same thing happened, only quicker. Although the pix didn't turn out well, they did reveal that the aggressive little duo were eastern kingbirds.

Posted 7/10/2008 03:06:00 AM by Robert

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On 7/10/2008 10:53 AM , Yojimbot said...

ditto, i cant find that little bugger anywhere!