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.
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.
After dinner, Amelia took a break away from the nest, giving the nestlings an opportunity to stretch and get some exercise.
Check out those pin feathers on the wings!
After a few minutes, Amelia returned to the nest to settle everyone down.
Parents and chicks all look great, which gives me hope they'll have another successful season.