Hawk Behavior vs. Hard Science
Summer Arrives

American Kestrels Around Washington Square

Based on recent rescues of fledglings, it's clear there are two American Kestrel families near Washington Square.  One to the Northwest and one to the Southwest.  Both groups tested territorial limits with the Washington Square Hawks this evening.  It was a lot of fun to watch.

The eyass continues to jump and show off.  But still shows no signs of leaving the nest.  Like many urban eyasses, this one may take its time and fledge later than normal. 


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The blur is an American Kestrel dive bombing.

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