Pale Male

I couldn't find the Fifth Avenue fledglings today, but did get to spend a good deal of time watching Pale Male on the bridle path just south of the Central Park Reservoir.  Octavia flew in and out briefly, but otherwise Pale Male just relaxed in the hot weather.


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Calm Fledglings On Fifth Avenue

The two fledglings on Fifth Avenue had a mellow afternoon keeping cool and hunting behind the Kerbs Boathouse on Tuesday.  Some seasons we have reluctant fliers or hunters and this season it great to have two healthy fledglings doing so well.


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Hunting Begins On Fifth Avenue

At least one of the Fifth Avenue fledglings is hunting for itself now.  A mouse and a rat were caught on Saturday afternoon.  It's very nice to see at least one of them be so independent, so early in the summer.  Most of the action took place around the Kerbs Boathouse, although both hawk fledglings had been on high perches on Fifth Avenue buildings during the afternoon.


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Looking Good At Fifth Avenue

Fledglings can easily get into trouble in the city, so it's a relief when they do well on their first day.  Today, both Fifth Avenue fledglings seemed to be doing well.  Both of them were flying high, controlling their landings and staying out of trouble.  Let's hope these two stay out of trouble for the rest of the season!


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Fifth Avenue Nest Has Fledged

I arrived in the late afternoon to find Pale Male eating on the nest and no eyasses to be seen.  After he took the food off the nest it was clear that the eyasses had fledged.  We found one on a building on Fifth Avenue, and one near the Kerbs Boathouse (although it might have been the same bird) just as a thunderstorm let loose.


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Family Portrait

On Saturday, all four hawks, Octavia, Pale Male and the two eyasses were in the nest together.  It was great to see them together and also watch the eyasses do some jump/flapping.  They should off the nest soon.


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Fifth Avenue

The eyasses at Fifth Avenue are looking very grown up these days.  Based on what looked to be an April 18th hatch date, we certainly are at the beginning the fledge window.  However, based on the behavior I saw Friday, I would place my bets on a fledge taking place mid-week.


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More Fifth Avenue

It's still very relaxed at Fifth Avenue.  This afternoon, Pale Male delivered food and Octavia fed the kids. Other than that it was a lot of lying around.  I guess there's no rush when you live on Fifth Avenue!


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Nice Wings

The two eyasses at Fifth Avenue are looking a lot older than when I last saw them.  They still need to grow longer tails and get some mature head feathers, but they're looking almost grown up. Their mother left them alone for over an hour this evening, another sign they're growing up.

Octavia was a little unsettled by two women using their balcony on the building just north of the nest.  Octavia was a little concerned by the new folks in the area who were just enjoying the warm weather.  She called out for about twenty minutes, voicing her displeasure at the new neighbors.


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Fifth Avenue

While it's still possible we'll discover that there is a third eyass in the Fifth Avenue nest, for now it looks like we have two.  Pale Male was on the nest when I arrived and left to return for a brief visit an hour later.  The youngsters are being very well looked after.


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