Baby jump-flaps 3/4 of the way across the ledge - June 8th, 2016

Apologies for not creating a more imaginative post title. :) The baby Washington Square Park Hawk is progressing nicely with its jump flaps. It can now fly in a sustained 'flight' 3/4 of the way down the ledge.

Whee!



Its 'filler' wing feathers are still growing into the wing gaps:





One of the parents flew to an NYU Education Building antenna:



Those were "mares' tails" clouds in the sky, a portent that a storm is coming.


The babe spent most of its time resting.








It did indeed rain. The sky grew quite dark and I packed up and left in a hurry. A shower fell a couple of minutes after I had started walking away from the park. It poured rain for a few hours and then broke for a beautiful, sunny and cool early evening.