Found all three eyasses perched fairly low, a
few hundred feet from the nest, quite close together (though not in the
same tree), and all enjoying the shade on this very hot day.
don't know the fledge dates for any of them, but at least two were
still up on Collins Hall earlier this week. All seemed healthy, and a
good thing they got off the nest ledge, which will probably be hot
enough to fry the proverbial egg before long. No sign of the parents.
Chalk up another successful nesting season for Rose, whose winning streak is approaching legendary proportions.
Fledge dates are always a problem at Fordham because the fledglings have easy access to trees and rooftops from this nest. They can easily go on and off the nest at will, and they do- repeatedly. This makes it very tough to tell when you see one go off this nest that it is actually the first time they've taken to their wings.
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