Riverside Church Peregrine Falcons
Relaxing On A Hot Day

More from Saturday

After taking a break in the early afternoon, and a detour to Riverside Church, I returned to the Cathedral.

The hawk watchers up at the Cathedral compared their estimates for fledge dates today.  The question of the day was, Did we have a precocious fledgling followed by a normal fledgling?, Or a regular fledgling followed by a reluctant one?  The general consensus was that we had a precocious, first fledgling.

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A photograph I forgot to post from earlier in the day of the adult female being bothered by a Mockingbird.

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Three Peregrines come to attack the adult female.  They were so fast, I couldn't get a picture of all of them.

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The Peregrines leave.

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A fledgling on the scaffolding.  At this point, I can't tell them apart for sure.

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The fledgling disappears, and after awhile one appears on St. Luke's.  This looks to be the new playground for the young hawks.

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Still preening.

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The young hawk experiments with the strong breeze.

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The adult female.

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Who soon leaves...

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...picks up some left over prey from earlier in the day...

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...and heads off to St. Luke's

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The young hawk continues to play in the wind.

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It soon moves about 15 feet on St. Luke's after having some troubles finding solid footing.

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The mother returns to the Cathedral, near St. Matthew.