A Brief Break For Rosie
Washington Square Feeding

Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center

Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center is at 106th and Fifth Avenue.  This winter I've frequently seen a hawk on top of the building.  I didn't think much of it, since we usually have a few wintering hawks in the north part of the park.

Today, I was surprised to see not one but two hawks on the building.  Before I could get my camera out, the male flew off, circled the hill with the compost heap, and returned to the building and copulated with the female.

My first thought was these could be the Central Park West hawks?  But both seem lighter both in eye color and in chest banding.  The couple looks young.  Anyone seen nest building on upper Fifth Avenue?


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