Sunday, June 10, 2007

Nesting on the Unisphere

Two photos by Rich Fleisher

Here's Bruce Yolton's photo of the whole Unisphere, in case you've never seen it.

Rich Fleisher writes about the Flushing Meadow Unisphere nest

Given the very interesting discovery about the nest on the Unisphere from the 1964 World's Fair, I went to Flushing Meadow Park to check out the nest. Given the openess of the structure, it was real easy to find the two adults and the two eyases. One of the eyeases has fledged while it seemed to me that the other was still tied to the nest. Real interesting to watch them fly from one spot on the sphere to another. Very different from the other types of nests where it is hard to follow the adults when they leave the immediate nest area. Given the nature of this structure, it sure helps to know one's geography when trying to explain to someone else where on the structure they should look to find the Hawks.

PS from Marie: The nest is just above Indonesia.