Saturday, June 2, 2018

First glimpse of Tompkins Square red-tail nestling

It's been just over a week since red-tailed hawks, Christo and Amelia, had a hatch in Tompkins Square, and today was the first day I've been able to catch a glimpse of a nestling.

It's difficult to see, but there is a tiny dinosaur-like head visible between Amelia's legs in the photo below. Its beak is pointing to the right.

Amelia and her nestling

Amelia and her nestling

The head is clearly visible in this photo:

Amelia and her nestling

Hello!

Amelia and her nestling

I'm hoping this little guy/gal has some siblings.  Over the next week or so, we should be able to know more about how many kids are in the nest.

UPDATE:  Urban Hawks confirms two chicks in the nest.