4/18, St. John the Divine

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The trifecta of hatches at the Morningside Heights red-tailed hawk nests seemed to be complete on Monday evening. I checked the nest at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine at 6:15, initially seeing nothing but then finding that Madeleine had stood up on the side of the nest and was bent over something inside. It looked like a feeding was in progress.

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The feeding lasted between four and five minutes, and Madeleine may have only given a hatchling seven or eight bites to eat. That will change as the baby hawk(s) get bigger and demand more. But for now the activity is sufficient to demonstrate that there probably is a baby hawk up there.

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And then it was over, with Madeleine settling back down into the nest and out of sight.

Posted 4/18/2016 09:59:00 PM by Robert

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