Fledgling gets fed, becomes boisterous with mom - July 12th, 2015

One of the fledglings was crying constantly but my fellow Hawk-watchers and I couldn't find it at first.

Bobby flew to the north-facing side of Shimkin (a building outside the southeastern corner of the park):





Sadie was sitting on NYU's Education Building (across the street from Shimkin):


She was looking down at something (which turned out to be the crying fledgling on the building top below her):


Bobby then flew and landed on the west-facing side of Shimkin:







Bobby then returned and flew to the fledgling. We figured out later that he had dropped food off for the fledgling.

Sadie moved to Silver Center:


Bobby flew to side of Silver before moving to the roof:




He then flew down the street and to his tuckaway spot near Broadway:



It took a while but I finally followed the fledgling's cry to its location. It was F2 (the second Hawk to have fledged):


It would cry every once in a while even though it was eating fresh food:


The friendly neighborhood House Finch couple visited the fledgling:



Sadie moved back to the Education Building and looked over the fledgling:




Cleaning up:



The fledgling ate for an hour and 15 minutes.





Sadie arrived to grab the remains of the food (you can see the fledgling crying out below her):


The fledgling was having none of it:


Pigeon feathers were kicked up during the commotion.


Sadie had to leave with nothing:


Sadie returned:




She got the remains of the meal this time. 

She landed on a water tower just north of the fledgling:


F2 followed her while one of the Finches looked on:





Sadie flew past with the food a few seconds later:



Circling Finch:







The fledgling flew to mom and begged, even though it was full:




Picking her talons clean:



Sadie flew across the park and landed on the southwestern corner building she regularly goes to:






Although we looked, we never saw the other fledgling this morning but it was seen doing well yesterday (in fact it dove toward a squirrel that was on the grass at one point).