Another Evening At Riverside
Unisphere Nest in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens

Fledging Soon!

These hawks are growing up fast and should be leaving the nest in the next week.  Tonight, I arrived after the eyasses had eaten and they slept for most of the early evening. But they did spend 15 minutes energetically flapping and jumping around the nest.

I learned that the female Red-tailed Hawk went after another off-leash, squirrel chasing, dog this week.  I'm not sure if she is claiming the squirrels as her prey or warning the dogs not to hunt in the area so as to protect her future fledglings.  In any case, she ignores humans and dogs on leash, so for the safety of both the dogs and the hawks, it really would be helpful if dogs were kept on leash in the area north of the Boat Basin and west of the Highway for the next few weeks.


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