Lunch Near The Ballfield Café
Astoria Park's Second Fledge

Astoria Fledgling Vs. The Blue Jays

I arrived to a quiet afternoon in Astoria.  One of the parents was on the bridge and the eyas still on the nest was making practice jumps around the nest and up to a bracket on the bridge.

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The quiet was short lived however.  The fledgling appeared in a tree south of the tennis courts.  It was immediately mobbed by two noisy Blue Jays.

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They kept attacking and dive bombing.

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The fledgling lost its grip and slid down the branch.

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It ended up in a smaller tree.

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The Blue Jays kept at it.

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At some point the fledgling had enough and flew south to a residential block of Astoria.  I walked around the block looking for it, but couldn't find it.  I think it was on a flat roof that wasn't visible from the street.  With the excitement over, I returned to Manhattan.