Astoria Park, Queens, New York
Inwood Hill Park, Week 6

A Second Day in Astoria Park

My second day in Astoria Park started out slow on a hot sunny afternoon.  The eyasses were asleep and I couldn't find the parents.  I took a walk around the park, and when I returned to the track, the mother was on a lighting fixture.

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Soon the father arrived and landed briefly on a light fixture on the opposite side of the track.  He soon left and went at least ten blocks south.

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The mother stayed on the light fixture. 

I tried to track the adult male, but lost him and returned to the nest.

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I found the eyasses alone, but unlike before they were active.

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They try a few wing flaps before falling over.

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The mother returns.

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Feeding begins.

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Note the foot on the end of that chunk of meat.

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This piece is a little too big.

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The mother moves it around and tears of chunks for the eyasses.  At one point both eyasses fight over the same piece.

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Soon the eyasses settle down and within minutes are back to sleep, and I return to Manhattan.