White-winged Dove

Joe DiCostanzo identified a White-winged Dove at the Evodia Feeders of Central Park this afternoon among a group of Mourning Doves.  The bird is usually seen in the far south.  While it is seen along the Northeast Coast up through Maine and into Canada on rare occasions, it may be the first recorded sighting for Manhattan.  Great birding Joe!

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Great Horned Owl

There was a Great Horned Owl in Central Park on Wednesday.  There are concerns by many Central Park birders that owl safety is being compromised for "twitter likes" and so I thought it might be good idea to wait a few days before posting these photos.

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The San Remo

One of the adults was on the "nest" which had a plastic bag and a few twigs.  Since a female Red-tail can take almost a week to lay three eggs, I'm not sure if we might see another egg so I've been keeping an eye out when I'm nearby.  Today, I didn't get any answer to what's happening.

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Central Park West Nests

I looked at the two Central Park Red-tailed Hawk nests on Tuesday.

On the San Remo, one of the hawks was on the ledge.  It flew in and out a few times.  Most of the twigs have blown off.  The female may have an egg or two more to lay so I'll be keeping an eye on the ledge over the next few days.

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350 CPW continues to look good.  The female was sitting on the eggs and rolled them while I was there.  I'm looking forward to eyasses in late April.

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Fort Washington Park

The new nest in Fort Washington Park, may be a replacement for the J. Hood Wright nest.  It's right next to Henry Hudson Parkway, so it will be interesting to see how the fledglings do.  It has the benefit of a no-man's land between the Parkway and the railroad tracks, but also the danger.  I saw the female on the nest and the male, who chased out a juvenile Red-tailed Hawk.

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2019 Manhattan Red-tailed Hawk Nest Update 4

Two changes:

  • I've added the San Remo nest to the list of nests.   While they lost an egg, there is a slight possibility that they will lay additional eggs.
  • A new nest has been identified for Manhattan.  Thanks to Jessica Ancker, who saw a photographer's Facebook post of the nest.  The nest is just west of the south lane of the Henry Hudson Parkway, and east of the Amtrak tracks at 164th Street.  It can be seen from Riverside Drive or from Fort Washington Park.

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