Tuesday, April 20, 2021

We're on hatch watch for Tompkins Square red-tails

We're on hatch watch this week in Tompkins Square Park for red-tailed hawks, Christo and Amelia.

Amelia

The incubation period for red-tailed hawks is generally said to be 28-35 days, but our local hawks have always taken longer to hatch. I've put together stats from the last seven years below. 


Year               1st egg laid         1st hatch         # of days 

2021             +/- 3/13                      -                     

2020             3/4                       +/- 4/12               39 

2019             3/13                     4/20                     38 

2018             4/20                     5/25                     35 

2017             3/14                     4/18                     35 

2016             +/- 3/14               4/23                     40 

2015             +/- 3/23               5/1                       39 

2014             +/- 3/29               5/8                       40

 

Assuming Amelia laid her first egg March 13, today is day 37, so hatch could happen any time. 

Stay tuned!

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