Daughter Sam hopped on the subway and arrived up at the Cathedral Nest a little after 3PM. There wasn't a hawk in sight. (But this is my favorite view of the nest.)
She traversed the area, checking all the favorite perches, and no luck. There wasn't even any begging going on. Either everyone had eaten recently or more likely Isolde was out of fledgling sight, hunting, and the big three were snatching a wee nap in her absence to be able to beg all the louder when she reappeared.
Photo by Samantha Browne-Walters
With the dearth of hawks, Sam took note of the construction going on at St. Johns. Back in the day the nest overlooked the physician parking lot for the hospital on the other side of the street.
Photo by Samantha Browne-WaltersHere's a little peek into the construction site of what will become an apartment building. It isn't clear just how the structure will affect the nest but several watchers have commented that this will be the last year for this particular nest location. We shall see.
Never underestimate a Redtail.
Sam continued to scour the area without luck and then hopped back on the subway disappointed.
Rob Schmunk had better luck in the early evening.
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Stella Hamilton visited Central Park this evening to check on Pale Male and Company but I haven't received her report as yet. When it comes in you'll be the first to know.