If there’s one thing 2020 has actually been good for, it’s been unexpected and mesmerizing animal sightings.
On Tuesday morning, a bald eagle was spotted in a tree in Central Park near the West 81st Street entrance. A photo was tweeted out by Manhattan Bird Alert ( @birdcentralpark ).
This morning’s Central Park BALD EAGLE, perching high, north of the West 81st Street entrance to the park. pic.twitter.com/Zz9vsQEmIk
— Manhattan Bird Alert (@BirdCentralPark) December 29, 2020
Several hours later, Manhattan Bird Alert tweeted an image of the majestic creature leaving its perch.
Today’s Central Park BALD EAGLE taking off from the perch south of Summit Rock where it had rested for an hour. pic.twitter.com/x6qGzveHUp
— Manhattan Bird Alert (@BirdCentralPark) December 30, 2020
Earlier this month, five bald eagles were spotted flying in Central Park, though the photos were not quite as up close and personal.
While the barred owl seemed to be the flavor of fall, a couple of these birds still seem to be around.
There was also a recent sighting of a long-eared owl, but my absolute favorite 2020 animal sighting was the humpback whale spotted in the Hudson River (in Midtown and later near 72nd Street)!
And 2020 has also brought us plenty of hawk and raccoon sightings. Which are also both great.
So sorry to have missed the bald eagles. Thanks for alerting me. Good article.