310 West 72nd Street Family

This afternoon, I got to see both parents on the nest and the eyass.  It was nice to see all three hawks.

(A few folks have asked me about when the rescued eyass.  I trust the folks at WINORR to make the correct choice about what to do with the eyass.  There are so many factors involved, I wouldn't even try to second guess the experts.)

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310 West 72nd Street

Yesterday, the rehabilitator, Bobby Horvath of WINORR (Wildlife In Need of Rescue and Rehabilitation) got a call about an eyass crying from behind a flowerpot on a penthouse roof.  When Bobby arrived he found not only a Red-tailed Hawk eyass, but also a nest with a mother and another eyass, 75 feet from the lost eyass. The eyass that was crying was taken into rehabilitation and is doing fine.

The nest is hidden from the street and only if the remaining eyass stands up in just the right place can you see it. The nest is in a decorative gutter that runs the length of the facade, and is on the eastern end of the building.  The pair is most likely the same pair that nested a block away last year.

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Washington Square After The Rain

Monday was rainy in New York City but it stopped in time for me to go to the park in the early evening.  Both parents were on the Silver Building, but were out of view from each other.  The female was on a high ledge on the southern corner and the male below a flagpole.  The eyass slept most of the time, but it did do a few jump-flaps.

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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

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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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