Friday, July 22, 2022

Tompkins Square hawk fledglings explore neighborhood rooftops

The Tompkins Square red-tailed hawk fledglings have been spending more time outside the park, exploring nearby buildings and rooftops.

Tompkins Square hawk fledgling exploring a roof

On one sunny afternoon, this one took a sunbath, spreading its wings to catch some rays.

Tompkins Square hawk fledgling sunbathing on a roof

Yes, we see you up there!

Tompkins Square hawk fledgling on a roof

Tompkins Square hawk fledgling taking off from a roof

Tompkins Square hawk fledgling taking off from a roof

I love watching the young hawks take to the air, stretching their legs, wings and tail, showing off their perfect feathers.

Tompkins Square hawk fledgling taking off from a roof

This antenna is normally a favorite perch for mourning doves. Not today!

Tompkins Square hawk fledgling perched on an antenna

Tompkins Square hawk fledgling perched on an antenna

Tompkins Square hawk fledgling taking off from an antenna

Another antenna on another afternoon:

Tompkins Square hawk fledgling perched on an antenna

Tompkins Square hawk fledgling taking off from an antenna

I had my first sighting of one of the fledglings on the roof of St Brigid's church this last week. It had chased after the pigeons that normally hang out here, but wasn't stealthy enough to nab one.

Tompkins Square hawk fledgling atop St Brigid's church

The rooftop is a good place to catch the wind.

Tompkins Square hawk fledgling atop St Brigid's church

Tompkins Square hawk fledgling atop St Brigid's church

Both fledglings have been exploring the upper floors of the Christodora building. In the photo below, one of them perches on the ladder while the other is on the contraption at the lower right.

Tompkins Square hawk fledglings atop the Christodora

Tompkins Square hawk fledglings atop the Christodora

Chilling out, relaxing a leg:

Tompkins Square hawk fledgling atop the Christodora

One of the fledglings went exploring several of the patios/terraces of the building.

Tompkins Square hawk fledgling playing around on the Christodora

Tompkins Square hawk fledgling playing around on the Christodora

I hope there were residents home to enjoy the view.

Tompkins Square hawk fledgling exploring the Christodora

While soaring, this fledgling resembles mom, Amelia.

Tompkins Square hawk fledgling soaring over the Christodora

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