I went to Riverside Park after the rain on Tuesday evening. It was wonderful to be the only one there for about 30 minutes. It was like watching the parents in the winter.
I found the parents first. They were together on the same street lamp, in the traffic island were last year's nest was located. They spent time preening and drying of from the rain.
I then found the fledglings near the river about a block south of the nest. A downy feather floating down from a tree gave them away. After about fifteen minutes, the mother joined the kids and they looked like they were going to roost by the river tonight.