Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Quick check-in with the remaining Tompkins Square hawk fledgling

It's been almost a week since we lost the second Tompkins Square Park red-tailed hawk fledgling, and I've been anxious about the lone survivor of the original trio, wanting to make sure it's doing all right. 

On a visit to the park Monday night, I saw the fledgling, along with its parents, and they all appeared active and normal. Christo and Amelia were taking sticks from a tree and working on a nest (probably just keeping busy, as they've built nests off-season before, but weren't really serious about them), and the fledgling was hunting in a corner of the park. It made some impressive swoops, chasing after pigeons and squirrels, and appeared to be healthy and alert.

Tompkins Square red-tail fledgling on a fire escape

Tompkins Square red-tail fledgling takes off from a fire escape

Tompkins Square red-tail fledgling

Tompkins Square red-tail fledgling

Tompkins Square red-tail fledgling

Tompkins Square red-tail fledgling

Tompkins Square red-tail fledgling on a fence

Tompkins Square red-tail fledgling on a fence

Tompkins Square red-tail fledgling

Food please!

Tompkins Square red-tail fledgling

Tompkins Square red-tail fledgling

Tompkins Square red-tail fledgling

Tompkins Square red-tail fledgling

Tompkins Square red-tail fledgling

Tompkins Square red-tail fledgling

Tompkins Square red-tail fledgling

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