Friday, June 10, 2022

A few post-fledge Tompkins Square hawk pics

All three Tompkins Square red-tailed hawk chicks have now fledged and are practicing their flying skills within the park. Parents Amelia and Christo are keeping close watch over them and will continue to care for them over the next several weeks. Below are some highlights from the last couple of days.

Fledgling #1:

Fledgling #1

Fledgling #3:

Fledgling #3

Fledgling #3

Fledgling #1 watches as mom Amelia enjoys a rat dinner.

Fledgling #1 watches mom eat a rat

The fledgling was already fed, so Amelia had this meal all to herself, but she hung out with her kid as she ate.

Fledgling #1 watches mom eat a rat

Fledgling #1 watches mom eat a rat

Mom and offspring:

Amelia and Fledgling #1

Amelia and Fledgling #1

Fledgling #1

Amelia (right) coaxes Fledgling #2 out to a branch.

Fledgling #2 and Amelia

Amelia flew to a different branch and the fledgling followed her.

Fledgling #2 and Amelia

Fledgling #1:

Fledgling #1

Fledgling #3:

Fledgling #3

After an exciting day, Fledgling #3 returned to the nest to eat and take a nap.


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