Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Fledgling No. 1



Here's a quick update via Goggla on Christo and Dora's lone offspring (the couple's 10th overall) this year in Tompkins Square Park. (Hawk watchers apparently have multiple nicknames for the juvenile hawk, including Fledgling #1, Ten, Manhattan, BioTen.)

For starters, you can see how large she has gotten in just the past two weeks since fledging.

In the top photo from this past weekend, a blue jay is dive bombing No. 1. Per Goggla: "Although she hasn't done anything to deserve their bullying yet, they have been giving her a hard time."

And in this photo, she is eating on a fence in the Park. "This was a monumental moment as it was the first time she retrieved dropped food from the ground rather than begging Christo to go get it for her," Goggla said...



Find more red-tailed hawk updates from Goggla here.

Meanwhile, Bobby Williams took these photos of Fledgling No. 1 in the Park yesterday...







6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yay! EV Grieve and Laura Goggin Photography are the best blogs ever.

Goggla said...

Thank you, Anon 10:19 and EVG!

Just a PSA - if you see a hawk on the ground in TSP, it's likely playing or resting and is *not* hurt. If you do feel the need to call someone, please start with the Parks Dept (646)613-1200 and ask for Ranger Rob or the Urban Park Rangers. They are well aware of the hawk family in the park.

Anonymous said...

Such handsome birds. May they safely dine on pigeon and rat forever.

JQ LLC said...

The third photo is phenomenal, it should be on a stamp.

Anonymous said...

Actually the 2nd picture is better because of that stud in the background.

Anonymous said...

That hunk, I mean hawk, is beautiful.