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June 26, 2008

Baby red-tailed hawk from St John's resting in a tree inside Morningside Park.

This appears to be the last day for our baby near his nest...

By sunset he had made his way to Central Park.

All images photographed on Thursday June 26, 2008.

Just some short answers to questions I'm receiving:

The Riverside babies all contained anti-coagulant rodenticide (Brodifacoum and Bromodiolone) but the final necropsy report from Ward Stone is still not complete. The Riverside parents have not continued with the new nest they built in what had appeared to be a second attempt for this year.

The Houston Street baby hawks have fledged and all three babies were taken away and have not been returned to their original location so far. The parents are seen once in a while but not as often in the Houston Street area.

I am not able to get access to enter the Fordham University Campus anymore to continue photographing that nest.

I received information that one baby from the Green-Wood Cemetary RTH nest was found dead under the nest. I have not received any information on the location nor did I inquire because I detected that there may be some desire to keep it private.

To everyone asking about what happened to the cat from Morningside Park last week:

Yesterday (Wednesday June 25) was our one week anniversary living together. After seven days and about 1000 kisses we are still completely bonded.

I was surprised to find that my little friend is not a little boy but rather a little girl.

And I was even more surprized to learn that she was not a cat at all...

because under that sneaky feline costume is a little orange and white bunny rabbit!