July 19, 2015

Manhattan 2015 Nest Checklist Update 4

J. Hood Wright Fledgling - 4237

It's mid July, and all but one of Manhattan's baby red-tailed hawks have fledged from their nests. Some have even begun to successfully hunt for their own meals, or at least some of their meals.

Following is a list of the thirteen (13!) nests in Manhattan that this blog learned of, one of which we only found out about at the start of July. Twelve had hatches, with one of them on the second try of the season. A total of 26 baby hawks were observed in the nests. Of these, 24 have apparently fledged, one should fledge in about two weeks, and one died in the nest

The last nest to be noted, and which did not appear on any of the earlier checklist updates was at Grant's Tomb.

This is our fourth and last nest checklist update of the 2015 season. Background info about the twelve nests originally noted can be read here. Three previous updates appeared here (1), here (2), and here (3).

  Location Hatched Fledged Notes
1. East Village/Ageloff Towers 3 3 First hatch about May 1. Two nestlings fledged June 20, third June 23.
2. NYU/Washington Square 2 2 Both eggs hatched by April 27. Fledged June 14 and 15.
3. Central Park Sheep Meadow 3 3 First hatch before May 9. First fledge June 23.
4. Fifth Ave. at 74th St. 3 3 First hatch about April 26. Two fledged June 13, third June 16.
5. CPW/Beresford Apts. No -- Failed.
6. West End Ave./80s 1 0 One baby died about June 10 before fledging.
7. St. John the Divine 1 -- First try failed. Egg in second clutch hatched about June 18-20; fledge expected first week of August.
8. Grant's Tomb 1 1 Hatch about May 18-20. Fledged early or fell from nest July 2 and was taken to wildlife rehab.
9. CCNY Shepard Hall 2 2? Hatch about April 18-20. Nest empty June 7; both nestlings presumably fledged.
10. Wright Park/Ft. Washington Ave. 3 3 Hatch about May 1-5. First fledge June 21/22; last about June 26.
11. Gorman Park/Fairview Ave. 3 3 Hatch about April 22-24. All nestlings fledged between June 7 and 14.
12. Highbridge Park/Swindler Cove 2 2? Hatch date unknown but guesstimated May 1-5. Nest empty June 27; both nestlings presumably fledged.
13. Inwood Hill Park 2 2 Hatch date unknown. Both nestlings reported fledged as of June 14.

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