I'm not 100% certain, but I think Dora, our female hawk of Tompkins Square, laid an egg today. She entered the nest just after 1pm and did a bit of housekeeping before sitting very still in the position below for 15-20 minutes.
Afterwards, she moved around a bit, then hunkered down in the nest where I could no longer see her. It's possible she did *not* lay an egg, but it's the right time and her behavior seemed to suggest it. We'll know for sure in the next few days.
Leading up to this, the hawk pair spent a lot of time together. They really look like they enjoy each other's company, so I hope this leads to a successful family.
They've done plenty of mating...
And hanging around together...
Even in the rain.
The male (Chris or Christo) has been very industrious, building the nest, hunting for both of them, and cleaning trash out of the park trees...
Not to mention clearing the park of vermin.
And I can't get enough of watching them fly.
See more hawk photos here and here.
Previous hawk posts.