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Brief Washington Square Visit

It started raining as soon as I arrived at Washington Square.  I took cover under a tree, but ended up only staying for about twenty minutes.

Bobby made a brief visit to the cross and then the Silver building before disappearing.  Rosie was on the nest most of the time with the two eyasses.


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Sunday in Washington Square

Washington Square seemed very normal today.  Standard behavior by all hawks young and old.  One eyass still has a foot caught in a plastic bag, but seems safe for now.

Both eyasses are becoming better coordinated and are walking around more.  They're also starting to flap their wings.  It's a great time to come to the park and watch them with binoculars.


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Fifth Avenue Tease

During a feeding I got to see a glimpse of one of the new Fifth Avenue eyass' head.  It wasn't enough to claim I'd seen the eyass for sure, but it was close.  We should be able to get good pictures of the kids by mid-week.


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Washington Square

I spent a few hours at Washington Square after work.   The eyasses were fed by the mother, who then went off to the cross on a nearby church. One eyass explored the ledge going a good way off the nest.

From the webcam, you can see the other eyass has it's leg caught in a plastic bag.  There are no signs that the eyass is any danger.  Hopefully, as the eyass gets older it will be able to remove the plastic on it's own. 

However, there is a slight chance that the bag could get twisted and tighten which would restrict circulation.  This would require intervention, so plans are being made to act if necessary.

Update: On Tuesday, 5/8/12, the eyass got free of the bag on its own.


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Early Signs of Hatching

It takes some skill to determine if a nest has hatched.  Is that a feeding you saw or just preening?  Is the female really sitting higher?  Did the male come in and look at a new eyass or was it something else that caught his eye?  Did you see a slice come from the nest?

At the Fifth Avenue nest there are signs that the hatching process has started.   I didn't see a feeding or a slice but I did see the female sit higher in the nest and spend a great deal of time off the nest bowl. 

I included lots of footage in today's video for those who want to form their own opinions.


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