There's nothing too exciting to report this week on the Tompkins Square hawk nest (no drama is good news!) other than to say the chicks are getting bigger by the day. They are both now standing upright and have brown feathered wings.
The nest is still tricky to see from the ground, but when the wind blows just right, the curtain of leaves gets pulled back to reveal the nestlings on their stage.
Below, the second sibling peeks out from behind the first. There is more to the nest off to the left that is well hidden by leaves and the hawks often disappear into that area.
The kids are nearly as tall as mom, Amelia.
Looking like a teenager, with grown-up wings, but still a fuzzy white head.
Looking out opposite sides of the nest:
In other Tompkins hawk news, I recorded a podcast a few weeks ago with local news blogger extraordinaire, EV Grieve. We talked about Christo, Dora, Amelia and NYC hawks in general.
You can read more about the episode over at EV Grieve. At the time of the recording, Christo and Amelia were still brooding eggs.