7/24, St. John the Divine

The solo nestling in the hawk nest at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine is getting closer to fledging time, and that means some occasional wing flapping. Friday afternoon, shortly he'd shared a meal with mama, I caught a couple quick bursts.

Flapping - 4973

Flapping - 4978

Flapping - 4979

Flapping - 4981

But of course, there's plenty of sky-watching, preening and napping going on.

Watching the Skies - 4994

It looks to me a week or more before the hawk nestling is ready to fledge. That he's too young is obviously marked by the amount of fuzz still on his head, but you can also see that his tail feathers are much too short. But perhaps some time the first week of August.

Posted 7/25/2015 03:35:00 AM by Robert

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2 Comments:

On 9/27/2015 9:26 PM , ElizaHennessey said...

I seem to think that this little one is a bit leukocytic? I know that there is talk about Pale Male and his offspring also being. Any thoughts on that?

 
On 2/10/2016 6:54 PM , Robert said...

No, this is just typical baby fuzz coloring before the first set of real head feathers grows in.