5/10, Quiet Evening

Dinner at the cathedral red-tailed hawk nest must have been around 6:00 because all was quiet when I arrived 15 or 20 minutes later. Isolde was keeping an eye on the nest while enjoying the cool, clear air from a perch about 175 yards away atop the Cathedral Gardens dormitory. A few minutes later she took off and circled around

Isolde over Manhattan Valley

But rather than return to the nest, she turned south and headed toward the west side of the Great Hill or perhaps the Pool.

The nestlings snoozed away. One did eventually perk up and flap its wings a bit, showing the half inch or so of feathers growing from its wings, and shyly checking on the photographer.

Shy Cathedral Nestling

But that activity last less than 10 minutes before it returned to napping.

Posted 5/10/2012 10:33:00 PM by Robert

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