7/6, St. John the Divine

More observations from more hawkwatchers continue to indicate that there is probably just one baby in the red-tailed hawk nest at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. But observers also seem to agree that it's a big baby. Perhaps being the only one, it's getting very well fed.

The nestling is now occasionally visible from below the nest along Morningside Drive if you find a good hole in the foliage.

Cathedral Hawk Nestling - 4425

Some spots are better than others.

Cathedral Hawk Nestling - 4428

At two weeks or even more, the baby doesn't need mama Madeleine to hang around the nest to keep him safe, but she was close by early Monday evening.

Preening and stretching.

Hawk Yoga - 4465

Keeping an eye on the skies.

Madeleine and Gabriel - 4472

And dealing with harassment from one of the local kestrels.

The Pesky Neighbor - 4487

It's July, so the kestrels will probably be in pesky mode for the next couple weeks.

Posted 7/06/2015 11:04:00 PM by Robert

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