310 West 72nd Street

For the third year, the 310 West 72nd Street is active.  I think there are three eyasses this year.  It's a tough nest to watch as it is in a fairly wide rain gutter just below the roof line on the east side of the north face of the building.  An adult visited twice.  "Trash" was taken out around 3:30, followed later by a feeding around 4:45 p.m. 

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2020 Manhattan Red-tailed Hawk Nest Update 10

It continues to be difficult to cover Manhattan, but news is coming in about some nests.

  • A new nest has been confirmed in Fort Tryon Park.  On the Greenway just north of the Ft Tryon exit 16.  I couldn't tell from the pictures I was sent but it looks like two or three eyasses are on the nest, still white with pin feathers coming in.
  • After some mixed signals, it looks like the St. John the Divine nest has failed.
  • The 350 Central Park West nest did not hatch and the parents have stopped brooding.

Hawks 2020-10


European Goldfinch

I saw my first European Goldfinch today in Central Park.  An introduced bird in North America, it is becoming more and more established. 

I had to ask a WhatsApp group I'm in to figure it out.  Luckily, folks forgave my ignorance and I got an answer within a minute.

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American Robin's Nest

There are scores of American Robin nests in Central Park currently.  Some nests have already produced fledglings. I caught up with one nest on the Point a small peninsula that juts out in the Central Park Lake.  Both parents were actively feeding the three young robins.

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