Friday in the Park
Highbridge Park, Broadway Bridge and Columbus Circle

Five Red-tailed Hawk Saturday

On Saturday, I had a slow start.  I started in the Ramble trying to chase down the White-crowned Sparrow without much luck.  I then walked to Turtle Pond and found a cute group of Buffleheads among some Mallards and Northern Shovelers. 

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Then I saw a hawk flying south of the Beresford.  It was Lola, the Fifth Avenue female.

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She landed on a water tower on south side of West 77th Street.  The building is just west of the New York Historical Society.  After about 15 minutes, she flew due east.

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I thought she had gone to the Model Boat Pond, so I walked there.  When I arrived I saw that Pale Male was on a building two blocks south of the nest location.  (Lola may have stopped in the Ramble for a late lunch.)

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Pale Male posed for pictures and then flew off towards the Met.

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It was such a nice day, I thought I would look to see what the Central Park South hawks were up to.  Charlotte was on the Essex House sign.

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The nest still looks to be in good shape.

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The Essex House boiler could use an overhaul.

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Soon Charlotte went NW and circled around and then above the Trump International Hotel and Tower.

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Then she landed on the top of a construction crane on a new building being built on Central Park West between 61st and 62nd.

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Junior soon joined her.  If I got it right, she's on the top and he's below her.

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Charlotte

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Junior

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Having seen four of the six building-breeding Manhattan Red-tailed Hawks, I went up to the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine.  My luck ran out, as I was only able to see the male of the Cathedral pair.  However, five out of six isn't that bad!

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The Cathedral nest looked to be in good condition as well.