5/23, Hanging in There

Curious Red-Tail Baby

On Sunday, I only saw the remaining cathedral red-tail baby for about three minutes. It was scoping out the territory when I first arrived but soon laid for a nap. As I had just watched a parent circling over Manhattan Valley and later perching on the Towers on the Park, I suspect a meal was recently concluded.

Meanwhile, down in Morningside Park, a great egret was hanging out in the pond. It kept trying to find a better spot, flying across the pond several times while I watched.

Morningside Egret

I'd never considered before how difficult preening could be if one has a really long neck.

Morningside Egret

Posted 5/24/2010 11:19:00 PM by Robert

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On 5/27/2010 1:56 PM , outwalkingthedog said...

Wonderful shots of the egret as contortionist.