Now that all have left the nest, I put together a group of clips of their activity. First one is them all together in the nest...its no hard to see how the first one may have slipped out. The second clip is of the accidental fledge, while the third is of his sister preening in 4x. Next is the final fledge on one of the admin buildings of St. Luke's while the last clips are of the first fledge getting fed by mom. Congrats and best of luck!
Tuesday, June 04, 2013
I really thought there would be a fledge at 5th Ave. today so I ventured over to check it out. Even though this is the first hawk nest in NYC I watched, I've never seen a fledge here. There were a few moments when I thought it would happen, but it didnt occur. However I was treated to some righteous hawk action some of which I captured on video. The best moment was when Pale Male swooped in and caught a robin right near the closed concession stands. He promptly brings it back to the nest in the first clip in the video below. The second clip is of the two eyass fighting over the robin. Next is some flight training prompted by the strong wind. Last is Mom and PM circling above then landing in the nest with a pigeon. Then clip at 25%. Fingers crossed!
Posted by Akira Kurosawa at 10:33 PM
Sunday, June 02, 2013
The first and second days out of the nest she spent a lot of time trying to get into windows with ledges. It was clearly looking for some semblance of the security of the nest. It showed no interest in the Park despite both parents trying to lure her with food. A few hair raising moments jumping across the street, but so far so good..fingers crossed.
Posted by Akira Kurosawa at 9:21 PM