Still Won't Budge
Riverside Church Peregrine Falcons

Empty Nest

At around 10:20 a.m, the second fledge occurred leaving the nest empty for the first time in over two and a half months.

I missed the fledge by about 15 minutes, but Barrie Raik was there to photograph the event.  She has graciously provided these three photographs of the fledge.  The feldgling left the nest and landed in a tree on Morningside Drive.  I was soon mobbed by some catbirds and the adult female with the help of some prey, moved the feldgling to the Cathedral.

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Photo Credit: Barrie Raik

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Photo Credit: Barrie Raik

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Photo Credit: Barrie Raik

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I arrived to an empty nest.

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The adult male keeping a close eye on the new fledgling.

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The adult female was perched on the Archangel Gabriel.

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The new fledgling.

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Eating something.

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The father stayed very close.

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Before...

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...flying off to 114th Street and Morningside Drive.

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The fledgling.