April 6, 2013

4/6, All Snug in Their Nests

A trip uptown late on Saturday found the Washington Heights red-tailed hawk mama tucked away in her fire-escape nest, brooding eggs. Look for a hatch there around the first of May.

Washington Heights Hawk Nest

The female at the Inwood Hill nest was also hunkered down as I checked that site near sunset. That nest is farther along and should see a hatch in a week or so.

First hatch in Manhattan should come along soon, as it's been almost a month since it was reported that Rosie at the NYU/Washington Square Park nest had laid her first egg.


  1. I think I heard hatchlings this morning -- April 30th.

  2. Timing is about right. But if so, you must have great hearing. :)