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They live among us and yet how often have you seen a hawk?  I mean other than circling high above in the sky when you’re driving or soaring on a wind current?  No, I mean a real live close-up view of a Red Tail Hawk.  Most everyone thinks New York City is just a teeming mass of people hurrying from one place to another, ginormous stone and granite buildings, miles of sidewalks, chugging buses and speeding taxis….and of course the Empire State building and Times Square.

Of course there is more to our city than that, so much more I should actually start another blog just about NYC.  But until then, let me remind you about Central Park.  Purposefully planned by the city commissioner and executed by the world class team of Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, Central Park is a verdant oasis in the middle of the high rise landscape of Manhattan.

And it is here, in Central Park, where much wildlife abounds;  One of my favorite denizens are the Red Tail Hawks.  The life and times of Pale Male and his famous mate Lola and the removal of their nest from a Fifth Ave Co-op and the uproar and scandal that ensued have been well-documented in the newspapers and in film.  Well, Pale Male may have lived on Fifth Avenue but he surely ate in Central Park.

Here are some wonderful photos taken by Murray Head of a young Red Tail Hawk who went out looking for his lunch.  

Off To Find Something To Eat

Off To Find Something To Eat

First, A Canape

First, A Canapé

Mmmm Tasty Little Morsel

Mmmm Tasty Little Morsel

They Live Among Us

They Live Among Us

What's This?

What’s This?

Oh Boy, Look What I Got!

Oh Boy, Look What I Got!  I Think He’s Smiling!!!

A Beautiful Young Red Tail Hawk

A Beautiful Young Red Tail Hawk

All Photos Courtesy of Murray Head

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With Christmas around the corner, 15 days and counting, red is popping up everywhere.  Well actually if you’re looking for it, it really is everywhere or in our case, where you find it. So in this season of RED (and green) I thought it a good idea to continue the series of I See Red and Red Is Where You Find It.

Central park pond, autumn, fall, artist, red

Artist in Central Park

Photo by Murray Head

red jacket, Central Park, Colombia, Salsa

Salsa not coffee

photo by Murray Head

RED, berries, bird, Central Park, New York city, Murray Head

Berries for Breakfast

photo by Murray

New York city, camera, knit hat, Times Square

Red Hat in Times Square

photo by Murray Head

red tights, Times Square, red legs

RED legs!

photo by Murray Head

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On almost any day in New York City you will find unusual sights and sounds but Sundays are special.

 

hawking tickets, Broadway,

King Tut

 

photo by Murray Head

 

bakery, bagel shop

Plain or Poppy Seed?

 

photo by Murray Head

 

Times Square street performer

Times Square Street Juggler

 

photo by Murray Head

 

Times Square

Times Square Tourists

 

photo by Murray Head

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FAB FOTO FRIDAY

If you don’t live in New York , maybe you’ve read about how our Mayor Bloomberg is cleaning up the City, we don’t smoke, we don’t eat transfats…he has pedestrian malls in two of Manhattan’s busiest squares; Times Square and Union Square and he would like to eliminate most of the cars.  Take away the cars, the MTA keeps increasing their fares and what’s left?

Take a look at the Signs of the Time.

bicycle rental, New York Athletic Club

Taking a break at 1927

photo by Murray Head

Manhattan bike rentals

Wheels in the Wheels

photo by Murray Head

red high tops,

RED High Tops

photo by Murray Head

Manhattan, bike rental

Flower Power bermuda shorts

photo by Murray Head

Manhattan bike rentals

Please Rent a Bike

photo by Murray Head

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