St. John Fledgling
Green Heron Chick

Sunday Afternoon at Morningside Park

On Sunday afternoon, the weather cleared and I made a visit to Morningside Park.  The two fledglings were found playing with sticks at the southern edge of the park.  Stick play is common for fledglings of this age and prepares them for hunting and killing prey.

The fledglings moved from tree to tree along 110th Street and lower Morningside Drive for over an hour.  Although, we didn't witness any feedings there was a large pile of fresh pigeon feathers beneath a tree near the southern children's play area.

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