Hawk Circus

The Red-tailed Hawk chicks in the nest overlooking Tompkins Sq. Park show off their aerial skills, catching a little bit of air over the nest. The oldest chick at this point is 43 days old. Some of the hawk experts I’ve talked to say they are still a few days away from leaving the nest.


  1. Patrice says:

    June 22, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    The bearing of the one that stands on the left, with its wings pulled back and down, is so statuesque and beautiful (love those long fluff feather-thick thighs!) Frightfully hilarious too, when at the edge for a moment, s/he tips over a bit too much and rocks back, seeming to realize s/he almost tipped over and “fell” the perch. Instantly s/he hunkered in her her down, bringing her center of gravity lower and a tad farther back from the edge. Glorious! Thanks. Tomorrow!!

    • Janice Dunham says:

      July 13, 2014 at 5:26 pm

      This is an old, old saga coming to life again each spring. Thank you world, God, Nature, and person who tolerates them outside her window.

      • Michael says:

        July 14, 2014 at 6:44 am

        Yeah, it’s really wonderful that we have real wildlife here in our local park in the middle of the city.

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