6/29, J. Hood Wright Park

It had been three weeks since I last visited J. Hood Wright Park up in Washington Heights, at which time none of the three red-tailed hawk nestlings had fledged, although they all looked old enough to do so. Finally checking up there again on Sunday afternoon, I found the nest empty as expected. Time to walk around the park.

Despite a lack of assistance from the local robins, I eventually discovered a fledgling hawk perched about the park restrooms, fifteen feet above the heads of the people using the chess tables.

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Looking around with no evident desire to go elsewhere.

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Perked up after a while.

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And turned around.

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And a bit later he did hop into the trees closer to the playground.

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But what he was looking for was not obvious. The ground there is almost all paved, and full of children running around.

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Oh, hello.

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Posted 6/29/2014 09:17:00 PM by Robert

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