Downtown Holyoke’s 2015 Red-tailed Hawk fledgling is flying high

With no one home at the Red-tailed Hawk nest for several days, I went out Monday evening to see if I could find the fledgling somewhere in the neighborhood.

To my relief, I eventually spotted it high atop a building on Suffolk Street. From there, it flew — in one continuous flight, more than a full city block — all the way to a tree in Veterans Park.

The little hawk then moved from tree canopy to canopy in the park, with both adults present nearby. As the sun set, the hawk nestled deep into a treetop and disappeared for the night.

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