I spent about six hours in Washington Square Park on Monday. The eyasses are close to fledging and it was a lot of fun to watch them and answer questions from passerbys.
Both parents visited the nest. While many folks look to the age and maturity of the fledglings to figure out the fledge date, we shouldn't forget the parents involvment in the process. By placing food on nearby buildings and reducing feedings on the nest, the parents can help by encouraging the eyasses to fly for the first time.
Now is the time to come to the park and watch the action in person!