North of the Ballfields Feeding And The Parents Perches
Lazy Evening In Central Park

Astoria Park's First Fledge

The Astoria Park nest had its first fledge on Saturday around 2 p.m.  The fledgling went to the equipment depot under the bridge near the nest.  It was the safest place to fledge.  Good choice young one.

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While I was there it spent its time hopping from truck to truck.

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Caution, flying hawk.

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There was a Blue Jay that would come by every ten minutes.

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It hit the young hawk a few times.

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The first day at school can be tough.

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The eyas still on the nest looked on and seemed ready to join its sibling.

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One of the parents landed in a tree near the nest...

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... and then went to the north side of the bridge.

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So, another successful nest in New York City.

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Enjoy life off the nest!