Sunday, April 21, 2013
FLASH!! IT LOOKS LIKE AT LEAST TWO EYASSES, FOR PALE MALE AND OCTAVIA!
Photo courtesy of www.palemale.com/
Word just in from longtime blog contributor and hawkwatcher Stella Hamilton (Who took a week of vacation so she'd be onsite for a hatch.) has another report for today!
7:47PM Pale Male arrives on the the Fifth Avenue nest without prey. He and Octavia look at each other. Pale Male and Octavia look into the nest bowl.
Octavia pulls out a portion of squirrel from the right side of the nest and eats for about three minutes.
Octavia then starts ripping off small bits and feeding into the right side of the bowl for several minutes. She then picks up the squirrel carcass and moves to the left side of the bowl and feeds there as well.
Therefore an educated guess, brings us to the hypothesis that there are two eyasses so far this season for the Monarch of Central Park and his Consort.
Scroll down for the first flash of the day if you've not seen it yet!