July 25, 2010

Astoria Park 7-24-10

Both eyasses from the Triboro Bridge nest fledged either this past Thursday or Friday. They are both rather large (possibly female) and have very dark belly bands like their mother Andromeda. Andromeda first started to show signs that she laid eggs in later April. It would seem unlikely for this to be possible as that would mean they fledged at around 11 weeks instead of the usual 7 or 8 weeks. They are both well flighted and don't have any fuzzy baby feathers, so they probably were born around mid May and fledged around the 8 week mark.

Fledgling #1
Fledgling #2

Sorry for the crappy pictures, they are in a protected area that is hard to get close to (sucks for me, good for the Hawks though!).

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