7/27, On Gabriel's Horn

Back from vacation and back to checking on the juvenile red-tailed hawks at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. I had no luck finding them in an hour of looking about the cathedral grounds and adjacent Morningside Park on Friday, but Saturday revealed one of the trio almost immediately.

Gabriel & Fledge

He was up on Gabriel's horn, seemingly intent on something down below along Morningside Drive. After several minutes of this, he took off.

Launch

But instead of dropping down, he circled around twice.

July 27

And then sailed off west, disappearing in the direction of the cathedral's West Front, perhaps heading for the hospital roof.

P.S.: Interesting birds encountered while out west included spruce grouse (with chicks), osprey, western tanager, camp robber (Canada jay), turkey vulture, great blue heron, and American white pelican.

Posted 7/28/2013 03:44:00 AM by Robert

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