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.

Posted 4/06/2013 10:40:00 PM by Robert

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On 5/01/2013 1:43 AM , Trudy Booth said...

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

On 5/01/2013 1:59 AM , Robert said...

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