Thursday, April 26, 2018

A red-tailed hawk and egg situation


[Photo of Christo, left, and Amelia atop St. Brigid's by Steven]

Christo and his new lady hawk friend Amelia have at least one egg in their nest in Tompkins Square Park, Goggla reports.

Here's what she says to expect:

It takes around 28-35 days for eggs to hatch, so if we count April 20 as Day 1, that puts hatching at May 17-24. Since no one can see into the nest, we will not be able to see the eggs hatch, but we will know something is up when Christo starts delivering food to the nest.

The hawks will continue mating until all the eggs are laid, and then maybe for some time after that.

Amelia conveniently came out of nowhere on April 4, the very day that Christo's longtime partner Dora went off to wing rehab.

Christo and Dora have raised 10 hawklets these past few years. So expect at least one hawklet again this summer. (Like here in 2017.)

10 comments:

NOTORIOUS said...

It's hysterical the hawks are far more interesting than any of the dreck reality tv offers.

JQ LLC said...

Goggla needs to get paid for her hawk chronicles. This is way more interesting than the Marvel comic dreck being foisted on the city.

Anonymous said...

No one has a tiny camera equipped drone they can fly by for a peek into the nest? And this is the EV, just block away from the all-omniscient Watson.

Gojira said...

Still heartbroken that Dora is gone and that Nora wound up alone in another park.

And - where's Opie?!?

Giovanni said...

@Gojira. Yesterday on the Citizen app there was a live possum that ESU removed from a doorway on Hicks Street in Brooklyn. He was bigger than Opie though. Apparently there are lots of possums living out in Brooklyn, where they blend right in with the hipsters.

Goggla said...

@JQ LLC - thank you! I wish I could be paid, too. I was just laid off from my full-time job. Although Christo provides free food and entertainment, he doesn't offer very good medical benefits. ;)

Anonymous said...

How is Dora doing? We'd love an update on her progress from time to time.

JQ LLC said...

@giovanni

There's possums way out in Queens too and gross raccoons. Big ones.

and you're very welcome Goggla.

Anonymous said...

Aren't drones illegal in the city? This might be one case where I endorse breaking the law.

Anonymous said...

"Good Luck and Best Wishes" to Goggla, for a speedy return to the work force. May your job search be short and result in an even better circumstance!