After watching the Wild Turkey, I took a look at the Fifth Avenue Red-tailed Hawk nest and caught a feeding of the eyasses. They're still to little to see from the street, but photographs by Lincoln Karim from a nearby building show two eyasses.
Wild Turkeys are not especially rare in the New York area. However, they are infrequent visitors to Central Park. One was seen up in the Ravine on Thursday and it has been exploring the park. I caught up with it on Saturday, near the Falconer's Statue.
The two eyasses are still too small to see from Washington Square Park but I did get to watch both parents this evening. The third egg is expected to hatch on Saturday.
I spend a cloudy evening looking to see if the Tompkins Square Park had hatched. This early on you look for behavioral queues from the parents, since an eyass will be too small to see at this point. I didn't see any of the behavior I was hoping for. This doesn't mean the nest hasn't hatched. It just means that while I was there, I didn't see any positive signs.
Reports of Manhattan nests hatching are coming in...
Update 4/19: A second egg hatched at Washington Square Park.
The Fifth Avenue nest of Pale Male and Octavia has hatched and feedings began yesterday. I got to see two feedings and a visit to the nest by Pale Male today. We'll be able to figure out how many eyasses there are in about a week.
The NYU Nest has hatched. To watch their live camera, click here. Below are some screenshots of the NYU camera feed.
I'm on vacation visiting family and enjoying the central California coast. I had a great day watching sea mammals, including Harbor Seals, Elephant Seals and Sea Otters.
It was a nice spring evening in Washington Square Park. Bobby, the male was on the Education Building flagpole when I arrived. He went to the nest to give the female a break. She went to a spanish roof at the southwestern side of the park where she preened for about an hour. Her brood patch was visible at times when she faced the wind. While watching her, there was a photogenic Palm Warbler in the park grass.
The female hawk returned to the nest and Bobby then went to the Pless building and appeared to take a chest bath. After about fifteen minutes he few west and we lost him somewhere around the Judson church.
Tonight I only had quick glimpses of the female. Once when the male came to visit and later when the male delivered a rodent. Watching brooding hawks is a bit slow. I can't wait until the forth week of April when we'll have lots of young hawks to watch!
After visiting the two nests on West End Avenue, and not seeing any sign of activity, I've moved them to the previous activity section. This leaves us with eight confirmed nest for the year. I suspect I am missing nests in Harlem and Washington Heights.