Checked on three red-tailed hawk nesting sites in upper Manhattan on Sunday afternoon and saw three nests but just one hawk.
In Inwood Hill Park, last year's nest near 214th St. fell out of the tree later in the year, and the hawks have moved back to their old tree in the ravine. The new-old nest looks well along and almost ready for the first egg, which will probably be between two and three weeks from today.
The Inwood nest was the last site I checked on the day, and it was near sunset. The female was perched about 50 yards away from the nest, chilling out before bedtime and possibly digesting dinner.