Not-Quite Wordless Wednesday: The Fledge Edition

Yesterday three Red-tailed Hawks on a UW-Madison campus ledge
contemplating the edge
and their first fledge*
WI hawks over the edge

A few minutes later, two Red-tailed Hawks on ledge
peering over the edge
as they ponder the sibling that just fledged
WI h awk spreading wings

Today, the one remaining hawk on that ledge,
not overly close to the edge
yet most probably contemplating fledge
last WI hawk to fledge original

fledge* (from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology): the time at which nestlings that are reared in the nest leave the nest, even though their flight abilities may not yet be well developed.