Friday, July 2, 2021

A few hawk pics for the long weekend

We're coming up on 4th of July weekend and the Tompkins Square red-tailed hawk fledglings are about two and a half months old. Look how big they've grown!

Tompkins Square red-tail fledgling 01

Tompkins Square red-tail fledgling 02

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Both fledglings are flying very well and are learning to hunt on their own. We've seen them fly across the street a couple of times, but they are still spending the majority of their time within the park.

Tompkins Square red-tail fledgling 04

Tompkins Square red-tail fledgling 05

It's not always easy to find the hawks, especially if they are perched quietly in the shady tree canopy. But when they decide to reveal themselves, they're hard to miss.

Tompkins Square red-tail fledgling 06

Tompkins Square red-tail fledgling 07

Tompkins Square red-tail fledgling 08

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Sometimes they come to the ground to play on the grass and chase squirrels.

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Tompkins Square red-tail fledgling 15

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Tompkins Square red-tail fledgling 17

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People have asked how long the fledglings will stay in the park and the short answer is we don't know. Once they're able to feed themselves, they will be free to take off on their own. In previous years, we've seen the young hawks disperse between early August and September, but each individual bird is different and they will stay with us until they feel the instinct to move on. Until then, enjoy!

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