Red-Tails in Love: A Wildlife Drama in Central Park Hardcover – March 17, 1998
by Marie Winn (Author)
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.
Red-Tails in Love: A Wildlife Drama in Central Park by Marie Winn
- Publisher : Pantheon Books; 1st edition (March 17, 1998)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 305 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0679439978
- ISBN-13 : 978-0679439974
- Item Weight : 1.01 pounds
- Dimensions : 5.75 x 1.08 x 8.52 inches