6/5, On the Roof

Cathedral Red-Tail Fledgling

The cathedral red-tail fledge apparently spend most of Saturday on the roof of St. Luke's hospital. But when I arrived in the early evening, it had just flown back across the street to St. John's. Several minutes later, eagle-eyed Stella spotted Survivor preening on the eave of the cathedral roof.

Over the next ten or fifteen minutes, he hung around the eave, running up and down a couple times.

Cathedral Red-Tail Fledgling

Eventually he hopped up to the protective railing. It looked he might settle into a long boring episode of preening, but he started moving around again. Checked behing the mini-tower, came back out on the railing. Dealt with a sudden gust of wind.

Cathedral Red-Tail Fledgling

Survivor hopped-flew along the railing eastward, moving toward the gable over St. Matthew. Looked pretty good, but the last hop, he didn't stick his landing.

Cathedral Red-Tail Fledgling

There at the end of the railing he settled in. Dealt with another gust of wind.

Cathedral Red-Tail Fledgling

But that's where he stayed for at least the next hour or more as sunset approached.

Red-Tail Fledgling and Gabriel

Posted 6/07/2010 02:40:00 AM by Robert

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