Still Waiting
Inwood Hill Park

Trust Me They're In There

Both Robert and James have had reports on their blogs about signs of the St. John the Divine nest hatching, earlier this week.  Once I hear a report like this of a nest hatching, I have to travel to see what's up.

The nest is behind the shoulder's of St. Andrew and is very deep.  Every year it seems to get deeper, too.  This makes it hard to see the young eyasses.  We can see the feeding, and we can see the slices (poops), but we can't see the young birds.  On Saturday, I positively knew they had hatched but couldn't see them.  Once they get bigger, we'll be able to see them and count how many there are.  But not now...

The bare spot on the mother's chest is her brood patch.  You almost never see it, but the wind was "just right".


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