When I arrived at the Park today, there was an eyass, now a fledgling, standing on the railing of Shipshape. WOW! And she'd done it without anyone noticing. The folks on the Bench had thought it was Pale Male until long time hawkwatcher Stella Hamiliton arrived, looked through her binoculars and discovered, Nope, that's not Pale Male THAT'S a fledgling.
No one saw the eyass take off from the nest so we don't know exactly when she made her first flight.
When I arrived at a few minutes after 4pm, the error had been discovered.
But that was only the beginning of today's hawk adventures....
I'm working on Phase 2, the Second Fledge, right now so stay tuned. The rest of the saga will be up tonight!
Today was a true day of Happy Hawking!
More coming tonight! DB