The three little red-tailed hawk fledglings at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine were very active in the Close on July 16, 18 and 19. The kids have pretty much left the cathedral grounds now, and I haven't seen them for a while. I think they are now hanging out in Morningside Park, and I've always had trouble finding them there. But I did get a lot of nice photos and video in mid-July, and here I offer Part 2 of the Saint John series.
The video is fairly short, but full of some nice shots of the youngsters in trees, on roofs and bouncing a hot butt in a puddle near the guard station in the Close.
This first group of photos shows the kids on July 16. The second photo does not show an alien invasion, but rather a kid with one of the multiple eyelids that hawks have to protect their delicate eyes.
These two shots were taken July 18, when a baby was seen on one of the chimneys on the Cathedral School, while Mama Madeleine sat on a nearby building railing.
This last grouping is from July 19. Unfortunately, I didn't get photos of the fledgling's butt bounce, but you will certainly get a good view in the video.