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Red-Tails in Love: A Wildlife Drama in Central Park

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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.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 290-292) and index.

About the Author

Marie Winn writes a column on nature and birdwatching for the Wall Street Journal. Among her twelve previous books are The Plug-In Drug: Television, Children & the Family, and Children Without Childhood. Married to the filmmaker and palindromist Allan Miller, she spends part of every day in Central Park.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679439974
Subtitle:
A Wildlife Drama in Central Park
Author:
Winn, Marie
Publisher:
Pantheon Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
New york (state)
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching
Subject:
Bird watching
Subject:
Central park (new york, n.y.)
Subject:
Red-tailed hawk
Subject:
Red-tailed hawk -- New York (State) -- New York.
Subject:
Central Park
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
RCP113
Publication Date:
March 1998
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.69x5.88x1.08 in. 1.07 lbs.

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