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Youngster Still Begging

The lighter chested fledgling of the Fifth Avenue nest still hasn't left home.  This evening it begged for food from its mother, who ignored it.  This kid really should have left home by now.  It will be interesting to see how long it will be staying.

The movie and the stills are of the fledgling and its mother.


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Sora Continues

The Sora continues to be seen on Turtle Pond.  It is seen in the early mornings and briefly in the late evenings.  It's been a joy to see a little more of this very secretive bird each day.


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Pale Male

The Fifth Avenue parents have one kid away and the lighter colored kid refusing to leave home just yet.  The reluctant youngster keeps harassing its parents for food, even though it can hunt on its own.  These days it looks like the parents are doing there best to hide from the youngster so they can have some peace and quiet!

The following pictures are of Pale Male on the north tower of the Beresford.


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Sora

A Sora was found on the north shore of Turtle Pond this morning.  I got two brief glimpses of the small rail in the early evening.  Below is a slow motion video and a few shots taken in less than favorable light.


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Youngster Back To Old Tree

The lighter colored of the two Fifth Avenue fledglings was back in old territory on Saturday afternoon.  It's mother dropped off a rodent for it to eat on the standard picnic table tree (it has a nice level top branch which makes eating easy) the fledglings used when they were much younger.

The fledgling with a darker chest hasn't been seen by most folks this week.  There have been reports of a young bird west of the Reservoir, so it's possible the fledgling has moved north. Migration has started and there are lots of new hawks appearing all over the city.  It's also possible the second fledgling has moved on too.


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Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Despite spending about six hours in the park this holiday weekend, I only got two brief glimpses of the Fifth Avenue family members.  Both on the Beresford Apartments, one of a fledgling and one of the mother.

The fall migration has started and Ruby-throated Hummingbirds are enjoying the Jewelweed patch in Strawberry Fields.

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Play Ball

One of the youngsters from the Fifth Avenue nest spent the afternoon around the Great Lawn and went to roost for the night in a tree nearby.  Both fledglings seem very mature, and I wouldn't be surprised if they leave home soon.  They've provided wonderful entertainment this summer and it will be bittersweet to see them go.


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