6/2, Tentative Wing Flaps

Monday just before 6:00 found one of the Cathedral baby hawks up and moving about.

Cathedral Red-Tail Nestling

While mama Isolde kept an eye on things from across the street.

But a few minutes later the nestling settled down and the nest looked to be quiet for a while.

Down in Morningside Park, another (or perhaps the same) black-crowned night heron was fishing from the same rock as did one last Thursday.

Morningside Heron

Checking back at the cathedral after 6:20, both baby red-tails were visible, sitting around.

Cathedral Red-Tail Nestlings

Then Eldest perked up a bit.

Cathedral Red-Tail Nestlings

And began moving about. There was some wing flapping, but seemingly just the "oops I almost tripped" kind of flapping.

Cathedral Red-Tail Nestling

Eldest sat high on the south side of the nest and looked around.

Cathedral Red-Tail Nestling

Looked around some more.

Cathedral Red-Tail Nestling

And preened a bit.

Then after 6:30, Eldest settled down and the nest was quiet. Across the street, mama had flown off 10-12 minutes before.

Posted 6/03/2008 07:46:00 PM by Robert

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