We had been walking around for hours, as were a bazillion other people - birdwatching, people-watching, dog-watching, sunning on a rock near one of the ponds like seals, stuff like that. As we were getting tired and were heading out of the park, I noticed in the trees an owl. I got very excited, as not until our trip to Ohio last week had I ever actually seen an owl in the wild/outdoors before - it happened twice, in fact. So, we're slowly walking towards it, perched in a tree in a ravine, so he was still more or less at eyelevel as we walked towards him carefully and quietly. Then I realized he wasn't an owl at all, and I called out in a whisper: "honey, it's NOT an owl, what the... oh my, it's a hawk!" Just then I realized a couple of young boys, and their Dad, were doing the same thing, slowly walking over in awe. As I got to the edge of the little ravine's wall, I stopped and knelt down. The kids sat down with Dad, and my BF attempted to get some decent pics with his digital camera. After a short while, we noticed other people joining us, but all were quiet and respectful, no sudden noises, just subtle pointing and whispers. By the time we left, a crowd of about 20-25 people were gathered, admiring the beautiful bird, and probably equally as happy as us that they came to the park.
Monday, January 30, 2006
Haven't spent much time here at this blog, other than to post pics and videos from stuff I'm selling (although I don't think many of you are worried about that, the stats tell me folks keep coming back - thanks!) Am just beginning my new schedule at work, which means only 4 workdays at the restaurant, and 3 "free days" - most notably Saturdays off, so me and the BF have ONE day a week where we both have the full day off. We lucked out this weekend, with temps here in NYC hitting the mid 50's. We wound up spending a good chunk of the day in Central Park, a place I rarely go to (uptown, ya know?) but such a great day!