Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Fifth Avenue, Astoria, Briarwood and Fordham Updates! Plus John Blakeman on Late Hatching Third Eyasses

Photo courtesy of www.palemale.com/
 Two of the eyasses on the Fifth Avenue nest of Pale Male and Octavia 

 From Jules Corkery of the Astoria nest  of Atlas and Andromeda-
 Saw a little fuzzy tippy top of someone's head as Andromeda reached down w food yesterday !

 From Jeff Kollbrunner of the Briarwood nest--
Yesterday a visit to the Briarwood nest yielded a surprise, a third Eyass!! The little one must have been seeking warmth under Mama on all the prior visits to the nest. The Eyasses are now 14-15 days of age.

I have posted new photos of the Eyasses, Mama and Papa on my Facebook page, JKNatureGallery.

Best to all !


THERE'S A HATCH!  From Chris Lyons, chief watcher of Fordham Vince and his New Girl--

Based on yesterday's observations, I'd say there's probably three hatchlings, still in the floppy stage.   They are maybe slightly behind the normal timetable, but not by much, so Vince must have found a new mate very quickly, if Rose did indeed perish at the time we think she did. 
I've got a friend who works in real estate in Manhattan, and she's going to try and track down the building management for me.  If all else fails, I'll just go around to the back of the building and look for the super.   

Saturday, May 4, from Rob Schmunk-
A quick overview of the red-tail nests north of 110th St in Manhattan (Island).

Inwood - I've seen several reports of feeding behavior at the new
nest. I don't know when the hatch was but it may have been as much as
two weeks ago.

Highbridge Park - The hawks abandoned the new nest a couple weeks after the female had already started brooding and moved to an even newer nest close to last year's site. Given the uncertainty on when the switch was made, hatch could be anytime in the next two weeks.

Washington Heights - From the look of things today, I think a hatch has occurred in the last couple days.

CCNY - James reported seeing feeding behavior this past week.

Cathedral of St. John. - Feeding behavior first observed Sunday two weeks ago. Given the nest location it's likely to be another weekbefore anyone spots a nestling and possibly three weeks before we're sure how many there are.

Other uptown sites that I do not know the status of are Randalls Island, the new CPW nest, and whatever is going on at RIverside in the 80s.

And last but not least, the third eyass at the Franklin Institute was hatched three days later than the second and therefore is a bit of a Tail End Charlie, being decidedly smaller than the other two.  John Blakeman explains....

Donegal Browne