Wednesday, February 20, 2019

The birds and the bees: Mating season commences in Tompkins Square Park for red-tailed hawks Amelia and Christo

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The hawkarazzi in Tompkins Square Park have noted that it's mating season for Amelia and Christo, the two resident red-tailed hawks.

Goggla passed along these two photos from Monday...





Here's Goggla with more from a recent post:

We can expect to see an increase in mating activity over the next three or four weeks, with egg-laying expected in mid to late March.

And...

As nesting season progresses, the hawks will be less tolerant of other hawks in their territory, and will chase them out of the area. Today, I saw both Christo and Amelia knock a curious squirrel out of their nest, so no visitors are allowed.

Steven shared these two photos from Saturday...



... and a minute later...



Amelia and Christo welcomed two chicks early last summer... unfortunately, one did not make it.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

They are such beautiful creatures.

Edmund Dunn said...

"When in doubt....knock an out!"

Anonymous said...

Hawt, as the youngs say

Unknown said...

Is their surviving kid still around?