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Fifth Avenue

The Fifth Avenue nest also has a brooding female.  Tonight, when Pale Male flew by, she was off the nest before he landed by about ten seconds.  I guess she really wanted a break!  She wasn't gone long, maybe ten or fifteen minutes.


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Nesting Time

I've been very busy at work, so I haven't had much of a chance to get out and hawk watch.  Today, I got to see the Washington Square Park nest.  As is the case with most brooding hawk nests, there wasn't much action while I was there.  Just a brief check in by the male.


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Old and New Downtown

My first stop on Sunday was Washington Square Park, where the pair was copulating on 1 Fifth Avenue when I arrived in the park.  With the high winds, they seemed to be in no mood to move, so I went off to Tompkins Square Park.

The Tompkins Square Park nest has moved to Avenue A between 3rd and 4th Street on the north side of the avenue on a top floor air conditioner.  The hawks brought twigs to the nest while I was there.


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Long-eared Owl

One of the joys of winter is that it brings owls to Central Park.  But this year, they've been scarce.  Luckily, at least two Long-eared Owls have been in the park this week.  Finally! From my very poor pictures you can see that these owls do a good job of staying under the radar!  After fly out, after a few minutes of preening, the owl quickly caught a rodent and flew off.


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