Nesting On The Lower East Side
Sunday at Riverside Park

New Male at St. John

I've been troubled all week by the disappearance of the male from the St. John's pair and the news of his replacement by a younger hawk.  It finally sunk in, when I got to see the new St. John the Divine male this afternoon.

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The new male on the left and our successful mother on the right, on a window of St. Luke's Hospital's Plant building.

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The new male.

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He has a very light eye color and a cleaner white breast color compared to the female.

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Crows have made a comeback this year in Morningside Park.  There are now about six.

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The female chased three European Starlings off of the Plant Building and caught one in mid-air.

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The male on the Wadleigh school building.

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Both hawks visited the nest.  The male is visible on the right.

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The female exits on the left.  The male follows her within a minute.

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The male in different light.  It's going to take some practice to tell the male and the female apart.