Monday, May 10, 2021

Three red-tailed hawk chicks confirmed for Tompkins Square

We were finally able to confirm three chicks for Tompkins Square red-tailed hawks, Christo and Amelia, today. This marks the second year in a row that the pair have produced three offspring, and they are all looking lively, which is great news.

All three nestlings can be seen here as they wait for mom, Amelia, to serve up dinner.

Tompkins Square red-tailed nestlings

You can get a better look at them in this video, which shows them bopping around in the nest.

Two of the chicks gulp down chinks of something while the third is partially hidden behind the sticks in front of Amelia.

Tompkins Square red-tailed nestlings

Tompkins Square red-tailed nestlings

After dinner, Amelia took a break away from the nest, giving the nestlings an opportunity to stretch and get some exercise.

Tompkins Square red-tailed nestlings

Tompkins Square red-tailed nestlings

Check out those pin feathers on the wings!

Tompkins Square red-tailed nestlings

Tompkins Square red-tailed nestlings

After a few minutes, Amelia returned to the nest to settle everyone down.

Mom and nestling

Mom and nestling

Mom and nestling

Parents and chicks all look great, which gives me hope they'll have another successful season.

Mom and nestling

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