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.
The Red-tailed Hawk chicks over Tompkins Square Park are soon to leave the nest. Mom and Dad fly in together to bring them breakfast. People tell me hawk stories.
I kept an extensive eye on the hawks over the weekend. Editing hours of footage down to these 7 minutes. The prize was catching one of the young ones getting a few inches of air above the nest for the first time. Before when they exercised their wings they would firmly grasp the branches in the nest, so as not to fall out. Now they are getting bolder. We might have one of them fledging by the upcoming weekend.