March 28, 2016

3/28, St. John the Divine

Cathedral Hawk - 6587

Early Monday evening finally came confirmation that red-tailed hawk nest at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine is in use this year. About 6:15, a couple us found Madeleine perched on one side of the nest, watching the skies.

And continue to watch the skies she did. From first sight until sunset, Madeleine stayed up, and not down in the nest brooding eggs.

After about ten minutes she did move to the other side of the nest.

Cathedral Hawk - 6609

But she stayed in that spot for a good half hour. Then she stood up and turned around...

Cathedral Hawk - 6630

Fussed around for just a moment, but then sat down much as she had been, continuing to watch the skies. Was dinner delivery so extremely late that she was willing to watch for it rather than cover eggs?


  1. Where exactly is the nest, (north side of building, or facing Amsterdam?)

  2. East end overlooking Morningside Park.