72nd Street Fledglings
West End Avenue

72nd Street Fledglings Go East

The young fledglings and their father spent time on 310 West 72nd Street, 263 West End Avenue, the rear of 269 West 72 Street, the rear of 253 72 Street, and 253 West 73rd Street while I watched them this evening.

The parents and fledglings may still be using the nest for feedings, because I keep seeing the fledglings return to the nest. 

The real fun of the evening was to see the fledglings cross West End Avenue and end up on the rear of 253 72 Street.  A pair of Northern Mockingbirds and later a pair of Blue Jays, started to harass one of the fledgling.  The father quickly came in and allowed himself to be attacked and pulled the attacking birds away from the fledgling.  I've seen this behavior at lots of nests, and I enjoy watching the protective instincts of the parents.

Just like yesterday, the eyasses look healthy and seem to have enough experience flying and landing that they should do well when the parents bring them to trees and lawns nearby.  The real question is, will it be the Lincoln Towers area or Riverside Park.

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