Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Hawklet watch: Going out on a limb


[Photo by Dennis Edge. Reposted with permission]

On Monday evening, the Tompkins Square Park red-tailed hawklet fledged... longtime bird watcher Dennis Edge captured the moment in the above photo.

So be prepared for some possible erratic flying in the days ahead as Christo and Dora's lone 2017 offspring continues to develop into a lean, rat-eating machine. (Be sure to check out Goggla's site for more in the days ahead.)

Meanwhile, on Tuesday night, EVG reader Cheyenne shared these photos from the Park... showing Christo keeping cool in the heat...



...and hanging out on a favorite spot...





3 comments:

Goggla said...

The hawks were definitely feeling the heat over the last few days and they will take advantage of any available water. Christo especially likes to cool off in the bird baths behind the park offices, so we should endeavor to keep them filled. The other birds and squirrels use the bird baths as well.

Anonymous said...

Only one hawklet? What happened???

Anonymous said...

Love these birds just wish they had bigger appetites, rat population is on the rise again.