7/10, Two in the Close

There were definitely two red-tail fledglings in the cathedral close on Tuesday evening, as both were visible at the same time. They even made one or two practice swoops at each other.

A first check of the close found only Phil the white peacock out by the lawn.

Phil

Returning an hour later, robin chips suggested a hawk in the area. Finally, there's a hawk in plain view, looking every which and the other.

Cathedral RT Fledgling

What might he be checking over there to his left?

Cathedral RT Fledgling

A sib, and both must have spotted a parent overhead. Both gave full cry for a half minute before quieting back down.

Cathedral RT Fledgling

Both watched Phil meander through the area. He passed below the fledge on the branch and wandered within a couple feet of the hawk fledge perched on the short fence. But after 8 or 10 minutes, the two fledges started moving about.

Cathedral RT Fledgling

There was a bit of flying from one side of the lawn to the other, a swoop on a sib, a swoop past the peacock, and then quiet. Both were perched somewhere near the Peace Fountain or the Synod House as dusk gathered.

Posted 7/10/2012 10:03:00 PM by Robert

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