Relaxed Fledgling On Fifth Avenue

One of Pale Male and Octavia's offspring was enjoying itself south of the Met yesterday afternoon. It didn't do much but relax on a single tree branch for over an hour.

This was far different from the behavior I witnessed (without a camera) earlier in the week.  A fledgling raided an American Robin nest, eating each of young Robins.  Like father, like fledgling.

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Fledgling at Tompkins Square Park

On Saturday and Sunday, I observed the Tompkins Square Park nestling, and the fledgling, who returned to the nest for an evening.  I missed all of the actions on my trips.  The excitement had been on Friday. 

Today, I also went to the nest which was empty.  One youngster was found below the nest, and both parents kept a close eye on both the nest tree and a nearby tree.  It was unclear if the bird that hadn't fledged was just branching below the nest or both had fledged.

We'll figure it all out in a few days...

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