4/14, Cathedral Countdown

Monday marks a month since the first observation that brooding might have begun in the red-tailed hawk nest at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. So a hatch is coming soon, probably toward the end of the week.

I checked on the 113th St. scene late Sunday afternoon and saw nothing at the nest. But the new male, whom I have privately been thinking of as "Tertius", was perched a block away on a railing on the St. Luke's hospital roof.

Hawk atop St. Luke's

I'd seen him perched in the same area a time or two before over the past month. Tertius doesn't seem to care for the tall chimney screen that Norman liked to perch on. But then again, Norman didn't perch much on the decorative urn that Tristan preferred 6 years ago.

Hawk atop St. Luke's

About the same time I had to leave for Sunday dinner, Tertius changed position to the top of the old dome tower, then apparently tried a death-from-above dropping swoop on the pigeons below. Perhaps he got one.

Posted 4/15/2013 02:24:00 AM by Robert

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