84th and West End

The 84th and West End Avenue nest has one eyass this year.  This has been a difficult nest over the years with eyasses dying on the nest and a low birth rate.  Hopefully this year's eyass will do well, fledge and have a good summer in Riverside Park.


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Tompkins Square Park Punk

My visit to the Tompkins Square Park nest coincided with the Memorial Day Punk Event.  The hawks didn't seem to mind the concert at all.  The eyasses don't seem ready to branch or fledge yet.  After two years of air conditioner nests, it will be fun to watch this batch of youngsters branch this year.


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Fifth Avenue Calm

The hot weather made hawk watching kind of slow at Fifth Avenue.  They eyasses did there best to stay cool, and the parents weren't all that active.  Pale Male perched on a nearby building for about half an hour and Octavia made one visit to the nest.


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Third Avenue and 100th Street

Thanks to a tip from the Morningside Heights blog who received the news from Gary Hansen, we have a new nest in Manhattan.  (The blog also reports that an eyass has fledged at St. John on Friday.) The nest is at 3rd Avenue and 100th Street.  Hawks had built a nest there last year, but no one reported it being successful.  I had forgotten about it.  So, it was great to see it a eyass close to fledging age on the nest.


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Washington Square Park

With the hot weather the lone eyass at Washington Square Park spent the early part of the evening lying down on the cool stone of the library.  I could only see it by walking to 9th Street and University Place.  Luckily, as things cooled off, the eyass became more active and could be photographed.


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