Friday, April 29, 2011

Morningside Kestrels Reloaded

After weeks and weeks of searching, I found another kestrel scrape in Harlem. This one is located on 115th St. and Morningside Ave. and features a row of benches to sit and wait from. It is also a bit safer than the 119th St. scrape as that is the building featured here. This location is high up enough that people cant interfere, yet open enough so you can get a great view. I also told a Super and Parks worker, so there are enough sane people around to make sure no one tries to invade their sanctuary. Anyway, that's enough hyperlinking for's a sample of pix I was able to get while running errands around the nabe.
The male will always call before approaching the scrape so that the female will not attack him.

Depending on the size of the cavity, he will either go in as she goes out, or he will flyout, making a distinct cry.

If there's food she will follow him,

where she will consume it, while he does nest duty!

Other kestrel news to report: 80th and Broadway is yes, W. Houston and 6th Ave. is no, 116th btween ACP and Lenox is no, 511 Amsterdam is yes, 135th and Amsterdam is no, Pearl Paints scrape looks probable!

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