7/26, St. John the Divine

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What seemed a quiet Wednesday evening at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine turned out to be more interesting, with all three hawk fledglings putting in an appearance. Some confused flying about made it difficult to keep track but nevertheless, enough young hawks were seen to account for the complete trio.

First found was perched on the cross above St. Savior chapel, although soon enough it disappeared from view.

Adult supervision was provided up top the cathedral for much of the time.

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Checking back in the cathedral close, a fledge was found on a Cathedral House chimney.

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After which, another flew out of the nearby foliage and perched briefly on a rain gutter.

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Probably should have turned around to see what the fledgling was looking at, as there may have been a sibling perched back there.

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Followed by some moving about, and then two fledglings perched at the opposite end of the Cathedral House.

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And then motion overhead, with two hawks headed toward the cathedral chapels. It seems a food delivery was made, as the parent didn't hang around much, but did circle quite a bit before departing.

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A fledgling also departed the scene, but another was still in the area, up on the crossing buttress, eating a meal.

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Posted 7/28/2017 12:44:00 AM by Robert

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