Central Park South: Peregrine Falcons
For an hour & a half's observing I spotted a Peregrine Falcon only once. It was definitely the male & it was flying in from the north heading east. Before disappearing it passed over the Plaza Hotel.
Highlights: the activity around the nest has changed dramatically since the 16th of May which was the last day of normal nesting behavior. No prey has been brought to the nest this season for the limited amount of time spent at the site.• By 6:10p the male was flying in from the N. I spotted it in front of the Pierre Hotel at about half the height of the building. It then headed W over the Plaza Hotel & disappeared behind some trees.
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