Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Frequent flyers: The young red-tailed hawks in Tompkins Square Park

Amelia and Christo's 2022 offspring have been VERY active in Tompkins Square Park of late... learning to fly, hunt and drink water from a playground fountain, among other activities, like checking out adjacent buildings

Derek Berg spotted the two red-tailed hawk siblings this morning (above!) flying at a lower altitude route.
The photos below were from Sunday when Steven came across one of the juveniles wrangling a water stream on a Tompkins playground ...
Sadly, as you may have heard, the third fledgling died earlier this month, as Goggla reported. As she wrote, the cause appears to be frounce, "a naturally occurring illness that afflicts raptors."

And thank you to everyone who has shared photos of the young hawks!


MrNiceGuy said...

Awesome photos, especially of the hawk drinking from the fountain!

I always look forward to the coverage of Amelia, Christo and their family. They're sort of like the mascots of the EV, please keep it up Grieve & contributors!

Sarah said...