7/3, St. John the Divine

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Red-tail fledgling One at St. John's was easy to find on Wednesday, perched atop a gable of the Cathedral School, in the same general area where he has spent much of the past week.

Moments later he switched over to the other side of the school, perching atop a chimney.

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There he kept watching the sky and screeching occasionally, so I wondered if he was hungry and possibly catching sight of a parent.

But after several minutes, he parachuted down into the trees alongside Morningside Drive.

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If he was investigating a robin's nest or similar, I couldn't see any sign of it.

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Robins in the area were, of course, having a mass freak-out, with one or two taking a dive at the fledgling.

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After a bit, the fledgling began moving about, shifting up higher, but still looking around.

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Moving again, then again.

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And finally getting out of the trees and making a nice flight with a hair-pin turn. And returning to the school chimney.

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Posted 7/04/2019 12:06:00 AM by Robert

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