Today we caught our first glimpse of a chick in the Tompkins Square red-tailed hawk nest after observing a hatch a week ago.
Until now, all we've been able to see is parents, Christo and Amelia, looking down into the nest.
Finally, today, a fuzzy bobble head appeared at feeding time.
Below, Amelia gently feeds the chick a tiny piece of meat.
In the videos below, you can see the little one bobbing up and down as it gets fed.
In about a week, the chick will likely be tall enough to see clearly over the edge of the nest.
Could there be more than one chick? Today, I could only confirm one, but there could definitely be one or two more. Last year, there were three chicks, so I'm hoping for more, but we'll have to wait and see.
UPDATE: As of April 29, we can confirm TWO chicks. Urban Hawks has posted some nice video showing Amelia wit the two little ones.