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.
A photograph I forgot to post from earlier in the day of the adult female being bothered by a Mockingbird.
Three Peregrines come to attack the adult female. They were so fast, I couldn't get a picture of all of them.
The Peregrines leave.
A fledgling on the scaffolding. At this point, I can't tell them apart for sure.
The fledgling disappears, and after awhile one appears on St. Luke's. This looks to be the new playground for the young hawks.
The young hawk experiments with the strong breeze.
The adult female.
Who soon leaves...
...picks up some left over prey from earlier in the day...
...and heads off to St. Luke's
The young hawk continues to play in the wind.
It soon moves about 15 feet on St. Luke's after having some troubles finding solid footing.
The mother returns to the Cathedral, near St. Matthew.