Washington Square Park

With all three off the nest, I visited the park this afternoon to find two fledglings on Pless Hall and one on Weinstein Hall at 11 University Place.  I also saw both parents.  It was good to know everyone was settling down. 

After I left, the fledgling at Weinstein Hall few into the NE corner of the park and then to Pless Hall to join its siblings.  Their mother joined them on Pless and then one of the hawks flew to the library roof.  I understand a hawk is spending the night on the nest, but can't be identified.  I suspect the mystery of who it is will be figured out on Saturday morning.

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2018 Manhattan Nest Update 18

Good News and Bad News:

  1. No fledgling has been sighted at Inwood Hill Park yet.  So, it is unclear if the nest was sucessfull this year.
  2. At 96th and Lexington, one fledgling got trapped in the school construction site and was taken to rehab.  It may have Frounce.  Its siblings may also be infected.
  3. All of the Washington Square Park hawks have fledged safely.
  4. The outcome of the 310 West 72nd Street fledge is unclear.  I've heard unconfirmed reports that one died after fledging but also a confirmed report that one went to the Wild Bird Fund before being transferred to The Raptor Trust.
  5. I heard second hand that there may have been a nest on a fire escape along 122nd Street this year.  I would appreciate any information on this nest.

Hawks 2018-18


Just Missed It At Washington Square Park

I had a dinner engagement and missed the last fledge by a few hours tonight.  I understand it was a good flight with a difficult landing on the Silver Building.

I did watch the nestling and the two fledglings this afternoon.  For the most part it was quiet until around 4:40 when both fledglings decided to play on both Goddard and Pless Halls.

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Unfledge At Washington Square Park

One of the fledglings at Washington Square Park decided to go back to the nest today this morning.  It was still on the nest this evening.  Unusual but not unheard of behavior.  The fledgling and the parents were tough to find today.  In the evening, I found Bobby on the Judson Church tower and the fledgling on the Silver building.  The fledgling soon went to roof of the library, just above the nest.  So for a brief moment all three youngsters were together.

The mother flew into the nest some point in the evening,  so the whole family was accounted for.  We'll see what happens over the next few days!

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