Another fruitless day looking about for hawks at the north end of Central Park and around Morningside Park.
Entering Central Park at 96th St. at 5:30, I moseyed over toward the reservoir and discovered that the North Gatehouse had some sun worshippers loitering on the roof.
You'd never have known it was 90°F out the way the cormorants were soaking up the rays.
After that I headed north and wandered around a bit. An egret flew over when I was atop Green Hill...
But otherwise not much to see nor hear. Just an occasional bad bearing on someone's inline skates passing by on the loop.
Morningside was chockful of families barbecuing, and any sound of birds was completely inaudible. The same thing happened last year about this week of July, so I'd guess the mass barbecue is a regular event.