Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Look Ma, wings!

The weather was tricky this last weekend, but I did manage to see the baby hawks in their nest in Tompkins Square when they stood up to flap their wings and show off for mom, Dora.

Flap flap flap

Flap flap flap

Flap flap flap

Flap flap flap

When the babies stand up on the edge of the nest, they appear as tall as the adults.  You can see their wings are looking darker as the flight feathers grow in.

Hanging out with mom

Dora and two of three babies

Dora and two of three babies

Dora and two of three babies

Dora and one of three babies

All of the above photos only show two babies at a time.  For a brief moment on Sunday, I was able to capture all three, although it was a dark afternoon, so I couldn't get a very good photo.

Three at once

Here is a short video of the kids with Dora:



And more Pollock-inspired hawklet art on the path below the nest...

Hawk art