The Fifth Avenue nest also has a brooding female. Tonight, when Pale Male flew by, she was off the nest before he landed by about ten seconds. I guess she really wanted a break! She wasn't gone long, maybe ten or fifteen minutes.
After visiting Washington Square it was off to Avenue A, and the new location of the Tompkins Square Park nest. This location is going to be hard to photograph. But the apartment owners have set up a camera, Avenue A Camera, so it should be a fun nest to follow.
I've been very busy at work, so I haven't had much of a chance to get out and hawk watch. Today, I got to see the Washington Square Park nest. As is the case with most brooding hawk nests, there wasn't much action while I was there. Just a brief check in by the male.
My first stop on Sunday was Washington Square Park, where the pair was copulating on 1 Fifth Avenue when I arrived in the park. With the high winds, they seemed to be in no mood to move, so I went off to Tompkins Square Park.
The Tompkins Square Park nest has moved to Avenue A between 3rd and 4th Street on the north side of the avenue on a top floor air conditioner. The hawks brought twigs to the nest while I was there.
One of the joys of winter is that it brings owls to Central Park. But this year, they've been scarce. Luckily, at least two Long-eared Owls have been in the park this week. Finally! From my very poor pictures you can see that these owls do a good job of staying under the radar! After fly out, after a few minutes of preening, the owl quickly caught a rodent and flew off.