Red-tails in Love

Red-tails in Love

A Wildlife Drama in Central Park

Book - 1998
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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.
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, c1998.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780679439974
Branch Call Number: 598.07/WINN
Characteristics: x, 305 p. : maps ; 22 cm.


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gracindaisy Nov 09, 2013

In the heart of New York’s Central Park, a band of bird watchers and nature lovers follow the adventures of a pair of red-tailed hawks and many other birds and wildlife in the park. A bird lover’s delight!

Jun 17, 2012

Great book! This book reminds us that we share our lives with so many other creatures even in a big city like NY.


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