I was in New York City this past weekend for a friend's party. I got into Penn Station early and had some time to walk around the city. Having always wanted to see the Guggenheim Museum, I decided to take the 3-ish mile stroll up 8th avenue, through Central Park and over to the museum.
8th Avenue was packed, and after a minute I saw a tall guy with a white mustache walking towards me. John Cleese! I've been a huge Monty Python fan forever, and seeing him in person - even if he was just walking past on a sidewalk - was a huge thrill. Here's a cell phone picture I snapped:
Anyway, I figured my celebrity sightings were over for the day. After checking out the Guggenheim (very cool) I headed back down 5th Avenue. After a couple blocks I heard the distinct screeching of a Red-tailed Hawk. Pale Male! In the world of birding, I don't think there's a bigger celeb.