Washington Square Park Fledgling

The Washington Square Park Fledgling was having lots of fun this evening.  I found it on top of 2 Fifth Avenue where it played in the wind realizing that if it put its wings out, it would have lift off.  He then went down into the park chasing a group of pigeons and ending up on the Judson Church roof.  That's a great deal of flying.

Later, he made some a few trips around the east side of the park, and even went over to the roofs of Washington Square North. 

From the pictures, you can see his primary and secondary feathers that hadn't grown in when he fledged look good now.  The only feathers with issues are two tail feathers.  It's nice to see him looking less scruffy.


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Washington Square Park Fledgling

Despite having a few missing primary and secondary wing feathers, the Washington Square Park fledgling is actually a good flier.  It made its way to a number of buildings around the park today, and did a great job of flying to high locations.  It did much better than many new fledglings.


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Washington Square Park Fledge?

There were no hawks on the nest this evening, and reports are that none were seen today by anyone.  So, we assume the single eyass has fledged.  The parents were spending a lot of time above the Pless building, so the fledgling is most likely on its roof.  A group of us are eager to see how it's coping with the few primary and secondary feathers that are missing.  It would be nice to see a few normal flights.

Update: 6/15/16  The fledgling has been perched and flying well in the SW corner of the park today.  Reports are nice flights, to perches high on buildings.  So, the wings might not look perfect but they certainly work just fine.


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2016 Manhattan Nests - Update 12

The key news this week is:

  • Washington Square Park, 1 Fledgling
  • Tompkins Square Park, 2 or 3 Fledglings.  (They are returning to the nest which makes it hard to be sure.)
  • The fledgling picked up by police from St. John did not survive.
  • On Sunday during the Puerto Rican Day parade, one of Pale Male and Octavia's offspring ended up in the Conservatory Water.  It was in rehab for 24 hours, and returned to the park.
  • A one year old hawk got tapped between a window and a storm window on 69th Street, was freed by the NYPD 19th Precinct and managed to get stuck again.  Thanks to the Ranger Rob Mastrianni it got captured a second time and sent out to WINORR.

Correction 6-15-16: Unfortunately, the second eyass at 116th and Riverside did not fledge but died, probably from Frounce (Trichomonas).

Hawks 2016-12