5/1, J. Hood Wright Park

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On a wet Sunday afternoon, I headed uptown to see if I could figure out how many nestlings were in red-tailed hawk hawk nests. But with the bad weather and bad light, success was mixed.

At the J. Hood Wright Park nest, papa flew up with dinner just after I arrived.

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After the drop-off he flew across the street and perched in a tree near the subway entrance.

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So how many babies are up there. We already knew there were two, but would the feeding reveal a third?

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Unfortunately, despite two baby hawk heads being visible getting fed and watching mama, there was never any clear sign of a third. One never knows, though, as the babies were in regular motion and viewing angles not that great.

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And it was a long feeding, going on a half hour before the rain and increasingly poor light convinced me it was time to leave.

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The entire time, papa had remained in the tree across the street. In weather this murky, no need to travel around the neighborhood unless there's a real need.

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Posted 5/01/2016 10:35:00 PM by Robert

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