Central Park South: Peregrine Falcons
Taking pictures of distant hawks & falcons with the Lumix FZ30 is like throwing an eight million pixel net their way.
Each of the above images are 36 pixels wide by 47 pixels tall. They were blown-up to 130 pixels wide to display them side-by-side. All images have a 35mm equivalent focal length of 420mm.
These were taken tonight while monitoring the activity around a possible nest site on the G.M. Building.
The left image is the furthest from the camera but appears larger than the other two. This is the female Peregrine Falcon.
The center & right images are of the same falcon in two different positions. Both are similar in size & smaller than the other one. This is the male.
Tonight the Peregrines were seen separately between 5:55pm & 7:15pm.
The female was perched on the north face of the G.M. as I entered the park. Before she disappeared around 6:25pm she was perched just above the potential nest site.
After 6:25pm the male was seen flying from the nest site to the fencing below the G.M.'s roof where he remained until 6:30pm. He then flew to the north-west corner of the G.M.'s roof.
At 7:15pm the male took off, flew east & then disappeared behind the G.M. Building. We didn't see him return.Thanks Bruce & Lincoln for stopping by to observe the falcons.
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