Saturday, June 24, 2017

Juvenile hawks in Tompkins Square Park learning to fend for themselves

As you probably know, there are two juvenile red-tailed hawks in Tompkins Square Park now. One is the lone offspring (this year!) for resident hawks Christo and Dora... the other is Flatbush, the juvenile rescued after a spill in Brooklyn.

Anyway, the juveniles are getting quite large already. Here's Flatbush, who learned how to use Seamless...


[Photo yesterday by Derek Berg]

Meanwhile, there's Christo and Dora's kid. (Some hawk watchers are calling her Manhattan or 10, for being Christo and Dora's 10th hawklet.)

Earlier this week, she was learning how to remove bottle caps, as these photos by Steven show...


[Click on image for more detail]



... and getting some pointers on flying...



If this helps...



Visit Goggla's site here for a much more comprehensive hawklet update.

P.S.

A bonus photo of Manhattan/10 learning to ignore the squirrels back on Sunday...


[Photo by EVG reader Cheyenne]

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh no!! Seen it before. Probably looking for a syringe to go with that bottle cap.
Damn this neighborhood!

Eden Bee said...

They are looking for Empire Biscuits wondering why their deliciousness is no more.

Anonymous said...

I love the white feather pants.
So flamboyant rock star! :-)