Things seem to be just fine for the Riverside Hawks, although a rat baiting station in a small garden on the south side of Riverside and 79th Street, does have me worried. Will rat poisons still be a problem this year? Beyond this garden, it seems that a major source of poisons in city parks is from restaurant concessions, but there is still no legal language in their contracts to monitor/control their extermination plans.
When I arrived in the early afternoon, the male came in. He landed on one branch, visited another with some old prey (either cached food or leftovers from his mate), and then visited the nest. He then left and preened on a branch just north of the Boat Basin Café and flew out of sight.