Warbling Vireo Nest III
2019 Manhattan Red-tailed Hawk Nest Update 15

Bond and Broadway Fledgling Returned

The Washington Square Park fledgling that was found on the sidewalk at Bond and Broadway, was returned to Washington Square Park by WINORR on Sunday.  Bobby Horvath removed the bird from the carrier and Cathy St. Pierre put the bird in a tree located in the southeast corner of the park.  It branched and gained height with ease. 

After about 30 minutes, the new adult male came in and chased the fledgling to Washington Square North.  The fledgling got caught in some netting, but freed itself without issue.  The bird stayed at the construction site for a few hours, with the male checking in occasionally.  It had some fun interactions with a squirrel.  At some point the bird went west, ending up on a tree at Fifth Avenue and Washington Square North.  It moved trees, and then went to window ledges of Two Fifth Avenue.

At some point the fledgling moved to a balcony of Two Fifth.  The new adult male was on top of One Fifth at this point being bothered by an American Kestrel.  After about 20 minutes, the male came down quickly from One Fifth, pushing the fledgling from the balcony railing to the terrace and fought with the fledgling.  I then saw the new adult male go up to the balcony railing.  I could not relocate the fledgling after this.

I didn't see the mother at any time in the afternoon.

Later that day, another one of the Washington Square Park fledgling was rescued from a light shaft behind 15 Washington Place.  Photographs are on the WINORR Facebook page. So, we now have two birds with rehabbers, since there is still a bird, that was found on the sidewalk in front of 10 Washington Place, at the Wild Bird Fund.

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