Friday, May 25, 2018

Possible hawk hatch in Tompkins Square?

It's possible there has been a hatch for hawks, Christo and Amelia, in Tompkins Square.

They were both in the nest for about an hour at sunset this evening.  Christo perched on a branch at the edge of the nest and Amelia stood up a couple of times and stared down into the nest.  They both put their heads way down in there, but I couldn't quite see what they were doing.  Amelia suddenly pulled up what looked like the remains of a pigeon.  Had they been feeding a chick?  It's possible.

Around 7:45pm, Amelia flew off with the food and left Christo in the nest. Visibility was difficult as leaves block most of the view of the nest and the sun was almost down. We'll know more in the next few days.