What do the Tompkins Square Park hawks get up to when the days are long and sultry? They spend as much time as possible in the shade and don't exert any more energy than is necessary.
This fledgling is cooling off by letting its wings flop out to the sides.
In this video, one of the fledglings takes a dip in a puddle and plays with a leaf.
The two siblings have been spending a lot of time together as they continue to explore the park and get to know their environment.
The fences in the park provide good perches for the hawks.
Rooftops are nice resting places as well.
Both young hawks are learning to hunt on their own, but seem to be in no hurry. Their parents will continue to feed them until they're self-sufficient. Until then, they seem content to take things slow and just hang out in the park.