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Fifth Avenue Family

This evening I got to see the eyasses, Octavia and Pale Male.  Pale Male caught a pigeon and spent thirty minutes plucking it before delivering it to the nest.  Octavia returned to the nest after the food drop, but was not in a rush to feed the eyasses.

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Grant's Tomb

After reports of one, then two, eyasses on the Grant's Tomb nest, it became apparent that there were three eyasses on the nest this week.  I caught up with them and both there parents this evening.

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J. Hood Wright Park

I finally had a chance to get up to J. Hood Wright Park and found the mother doing her best to keep her eyasses out of the sun.  After the sun got lower, she took a break.  The nest has three eyasses this year.

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2017 Nest Update 6

Changes from the last report:

  • Three eyasses confirmed at J. Hood Wright Park
  • Three eyasses confirmed at Grant's Tomb
  • Tompkins Square Park has one eyass

Hawks 2017-6


FIfth Avenue Hawk Bench

I sat on the "hawk bench" on Sunday afternoon and enjoyed the view of the Pale Male and Octavia's nest, as well as the many observers of the nest.  After all these years, the nest continues to delight tourists and locals alike.

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Eastern Whip-Poor-Will

Blue Jays alerted me to an Eastern Whip-Poor-Will about 50 feet south of the waterfall at The Pond near Sixth Avenue around 62nd.  It was a fun find on a damp day.

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