3/9, St. John the Divine

Madeleine, the new female red-tailed hawk at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, seems to be quite happy with her new nest. Monday at 6:00 p.m., I found her sitting up there, watching the neighborhood.

Madeleine in Her Nest - 6484

Despite the way that photo looks, she's actually sitting up and so is not yet on eggs. (That's still a couple weeks away.)

While I was looking around for good viewing angles on the nest, Norman delivered some dinner, which Madeleine tucked into right away.

Norman Delivers Dinner - 6515

Norman only stuck around for half a minute before taking off to the southwest, perhaps heading for Straus Park or perhaps the Douglass Houses.

Madeleine must have pretty hungry, as she spent about as much time eating her meal as I have ever seen a hawk do. She did come up for air every now and again.

Madeleine Dines - 6520

Madeleine Dines - 6533

And after just more than a half hour, she finished up. Then she did a magic trick, completely disappearing from sight without, as best I could tell, actually leaving the nest.

Posted 3/09/2015 09:06:00 PM by Robert

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