Passing on a trail, I spotted this gal taking a mid-day sun nap.
Oblivious to the strollers, joggers and bikers, she roused only when an idling Ambulance gurgled to a stop nearby,
before re-adjusting to face the sun again.
From where I stood, I could see a distant kestrel perched atop a building. I tracked the bird to Amsterdam Ave. where I found her stalking a flock of starlings. Suddenly the starlings flew out in a storm, but the kestrel remained. After hearing a few "squeaks" I found the cause.
This escaped peach-faced love bird seemed to be calling to me. I called back and surprisingly she flew down to my feet where I promptly scooped her up. Half starved and half asleep, she snoozed in my hat while I hailed a cab home.
Welcome to the Sanctuary little Bro!
Disclaimer: No birds were violated during the taking of these pictures, although Peachy requested that I take her pic exclusively from the right-side from now on.