Red-tails in Love: A Wildlife Drama in Central Park
Marie Winn is our guide into a secret world, a true wilderness in the heart of a city. The scene is New York's Central Park, but the rich natural history that emerges here--the loons, raccoons, woodpeckers, owls, and hundreds of visiting songbirds--will appeal to wildlife lovers everywhere. At its heart is the saga of the Fifth Avenue hawks, which begins as a love story and develops into a full-fledged mystery.
At the outset of our journey we meet the Regulars, a small band of nature lovers who devote themselves to the park and its wildlife. As they watch Pale Male, a remarkable young red-tailed hawk, woo and win his first mate, they are soon transformed into addicted hawk-watchers. From a bench at the park's model-boat pond they observe the hawks building a nest in an astonishing spot--a high ledge of a Fifth Avenue building three floors above Mary Tyler Moore's apartment and across the street from Woody Allen's.
The drama of the Fifth Avenue hawks--hunting, courting, mating, and striving against great odds to raise a family in their unprecedented nest site--is alternately hilarious and heartbreaking. "Red-Tails in Love" will delight and inspire readers for years to come.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dele2451 - LibraryThing
The interesting and endearing tale of wild raptors surviving and thriving in a most unlikely location, the concrete jungle of New York CIty's famous Fifth Avenue. Yes, the more scientifically-inclined ... Read full review
RED-TAILS IN LOVE: A Wildlife Drama in Central ParkUser Review - Kirkus
This story is for the birds—but even non-avians will applaud this winning narrative of romantic raptors and other feathered habituăs of Manhattan's Central Park. Surprisingly, Central Park is one of ... Read full review
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