Its clear that the Cathedral hawks will not nest at the Cathedral this year. Also in doubt is the nest atop Shepard's Hall, CCNY.
In a days worth of searching, I saw the Cathedral pair briefly, and not together. This is the only pic I got.
Note she is missing the middle tail feather.
The real action was with the kestrels!
I caught the dirty female and this bright, fresh male on 118th and FDB.
These cheeky house finches gathered just out of her sight.
Speaking of cheeky, a crow landed on my buildings hexagonal spire!
A Double Crested Cormorant sped past.
Soon a young female kestrel showed up!
and hover repeatedly, trying to line up on a sparrow.
She eventually wended off east, but I picked up a Merlin
high atop ATLAH. With Flushing Meadow Fair Grounds in the Background!