Monday, January 24, 2022

Tompkins Square hawk nesting season begins, new hawk archive available

A new nesting season has begun for Tompkins Square Park red-tailed hawks, Christo and Amelia. We caught Amelia making nestorations on her old nest last week (pictured below), as well as checking out the ginkgo tree where the hawks have also nested in the past.

Amelia checks out last year's nest

This evening, Christo and Amelia posed on the cross of St Nicholas of Myra together:

Christo & Amelia perch together on Avenue A

The hawks will work on their nest for the next several weeks, and we can look forward to eggs being laid some time in March.

 

After all these years documenting this particular pair of hawks, we've finally put together an archive page where you can journey back to Day 1 with the Tompkins Square hawks. Christo has been there since the beginning, when he and his mate, Dora, appeared soaring over the Christodora Building in 2013. Amelia joined the family in 2018.

You can access the archive page in the sidebar of this site, or you can go directly to the archival post list here. We've also put together some brief nest notes in table format which will live on the archive page and be updated as things happen.

 
If the hawks have taught us anything over the years, it's to be patient, enjoy the moment, and relish the beauty in Nature as it happens.

Amelia:

Beautiful Amelia takes flight

Christo:
Christo soars off into the sunset

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