7/5, More Angry Birds

On Tuesday evening, a noisy bunch of robins revealed one of the cathedral red-tailed hawk fledglings at the south end of Morningside Park. It was initially perched near the steps at the Morningside Drive corner entrance, but immediately shifted to a tree halfway to Manhattan Ave.

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It eyed the ground, perhaps looking for something to pounce on. But with all the robins chip-chipping away, it began to move around a bit and look this way and that.

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Including one or two dirty looks at the photographer.

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Still looking around after 12 or 15 minutes.

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But then off to a nearby tree, and then zoom off to the north, where the pigeons near the pond could be seen bursting into the air.

After 20 minutes of making a couple circuits around the south half of the park, angry robin chips again revealed a red-tail fledgling (the same one? a different one?) in the same area as before. After shifting to a higher perch, this one seemed to be set on staying where it was for the rest of the evening despite the miniature dive bombers making passes at it.

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Posted 7/05/2011 08:44:00 PM by Robert

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