The solo nestling in the hawk nest at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine is getting closer to fledging time, and that means some occasional wing flapping. Friday afternoon, shortly he'd shared a meal with mama, I caught a couple quick bursts.
But of course, there's plenty of sky-watching, preening and napping going on.
It looks to me a week or more before the hawk nestling is ready to fledge. That he's too young is obviously marked by the amount of fuzz still on his head, but you can also see that his tail feathers are much too short. But perhaps some time the first week of August.