I got to see lots of wet hawks on my visit to Sheep Meadow Saturday afternoon. The eyasses are growing up and are no longer white puff balls. The parents were off drying in the sun on a tree on the north side of the meadow.
The biggest surprise for me was the appearance of a Peregrine Falcon. I had seen this hawk here in the spring, but assumed it was a migrant. I was presently surprised to learn it was a Central Park resident, nesting on 25 Central Park West.