CCNY

I finally got up to CCNY to find two hawks hanging out and not brooding.  What was interesting was one was young, less than a year old, with a brown tail.  It will be interesting to see if anything comes of this nest in 2017 or if we'll need to wait until 2018?

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2017 Nest Update 1

It looks like we might have fewer nests this year in Manhattan, but I'm sure we'll get more news after nests hatch.   Eight nests are confirmed to have brooding pairs.  I haven't gotten reports about CCNY and have gotten conflicting reports about the two West End Avenue nests.

There are also a number of areas where nests may be found over the next month.  I also suspect that we're missing nests in Harlem and Tribeca.

Hawks 2017


Washington Square Park Excitement

I was on my way to visit CCNY uptown when I saw an email on my phone with a report of a grounded hawk in Washington Square Park.  So, I switched subway trains and headed for the park.  When I got there I found a hawk in a tree looking a bit stunned, but otherwise fine.  It didn't look like either of the nesting adults, so I was confused.  Then the resident male, Booby appeared on the Judson church cross and I could see the female on the Ustream camera feed, so I knew for sure this was an intruder.

Bobby hunted nearby, caught a small rodent and ate it, before going off to roost in a favorite spot.  Only after Bobby had left did the intruder leave the park, flying down LaGuardia Place.

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