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.
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.
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.