Once again longtime Hawkwatcher Stella Hamilton was out with her cell phone camera in New York City's Central Park looking for the Monarch of Central Park, Pale Male, and his family. And as usual she was successful in her quest.
5:57PM Pale Male at the Pinetum
7:27 PM Bugsy on enclosure in Central Park at 79th Street.
7:29PM Bugsy at enclosure at 79th Street and Fifth Avenue. Area closed for construction at the Three Bears Statue.
Next up Quicksilver the African Grey Parrot is back excavating the chest of drawers in the laundry room.
coming from the laundry room. I'd go inside and Silver would trot out from under the chest of drawers, give me a kissie noise, and trot right back under the piece of furniture.
He was using the charming distraction defense in hope I'd forgotten why I came in.
I can play that game.
So I'd say hello and go back to whatever I was doing. Then this evening he was off in another room watching television, so I whipped into the laundry room and pulled out the bottom drawer of the chest.
WOW! He's been making big progress at gnawing himself an easier access to the bottom drawer from the rear.
Of course Silver heard me open the drawer and was back in the room like a shot...
Look at the extremely concerned expression on his face. He's working on a nesting cavity and wants to make sure I've not ruined it in some way. I walked out and evidentally he decided all was well for he soon returned to the room with the television to continue his viewing pleasure. He was watching a DVD of West Wing.
Speaking of viewing pleasure, I've known avid hawkwatcher Stella Hamilton for ten years and she had never told me about the painting her very talented brother had created on the ceiling in her New York City apartment until today.
Note Stella, the photographer in the mirror below.