Hiding On Fifth Avenue
2018 Manhattan Nest Update 17

Settling Down At 96th

For the last two days, there has been one real fledgling roosting and spending time off the nest and two reluctant fledglings who keep returning to the nest.  This is unusual but in some ways makes sense. The visits across the street and to the shed might be considered branching and not traditional fledging.  The longer it takes to leave the nest the safer it is, so any delay is welcome.

In any case tonight two young hawks were on the nest and the other was on a windowsill on 95th Street.  The mother was on a cell tower but moved to the 95th Street building.  In both places the mother was harassed by an American Kestrel.

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