T2 was nearby on the Franklin Institute where he had spent the night.
Here's F1 coming in to land on one of the hotel's ledges.
... and dropped it far enough away...
... that he could get out of the way of his onrushing, hungry son.
F3 snatched the food up in one talon and headed out.
F1 sat watching the action, and did not appear to be hungry.
So life goes on for these young hawks after the loss of their sister. We can only hope that they stay safe. The Franklin Institute youngsters had led a charmed existence amid so many urban dangers - until July 3rd.
It was wonderful to see all three reach the fledging days...
... and then successfully head out into the world.
F2 only had two weeks to enjoy her world, but she left many indelible images.
Of a dearly loved young hawk
Who flew around in Philly
Where humans walk and talk
Observed from egg to fledge
We took her to our hearts
Even though we were aware
She would fly to distant parts
It hurts us down deep inside
To see she’ll never grow
And know of soaring high above
Or swooping to down below
We will hold her memory close
And remember her with smiles
For all the joy she brought to us
In Philly and across the miles