The eyasses all looked good at 96th Street and Lexington Avenue. The single parent mother seems to be coping well keeping them well fed. It will be interesting to see how she does after the eyasses fledge.
The three eyasses at 96th Street looked like they were doing well. Their mother seems to be doing well without her mate. She wasn't on the nest, nor did I see her, but the eyasses looked well fed.
Much to my surprise, I saw a third eyass in the nest today at 96th Street. The youngest one must have been hidden the last time I visited!
Update: I received a report that an injured hawk was picked up at 97th and Lexington in the last few days. If anyone has details, please email me.
They youngsters are finally big enough to photograph at 96th and Lexington Avenue. It looks like we have two little ones in the nest.
Update 5/13/18: It turns out we have three eyasses this year.
I'm happy to report that the 96th Street nest has hatched. The fire escape bars kept me from capturing the eyasses, but I could see them moving now and then. It should be easier to see them in a few weeks.
A new nests can easily fail, so it is a great joy that this nest has worked out to at this point. Fledging will be difficult, so the real test will be in six or seven weeks from now.
The hawks at 96th and Lexington seem to be doing fine. The female was on the nest in the late afternoon and evening. Her mate was flying about the neighborhood, was hassled by two different American Kestrels and hunted unsuccessfully in a nearby park.
On the fourth floor level of the fire escape on a building on the northwest corner of 96th and Lexington Avenue, there is a new hawk nest. The female was brooding when I arrived and the male was briefly on a water tank before flying out of view. I stayed until after sunset, but didn't see a nest exchange between the two hawks.
Work on the new nest at 95th and Lexington continued today. Branches came from trees on 95th between Lexington and Park.
There was a tweet about a new nest at 95th and Lexington Avenue on Twitter this week, so I went to check it out today. The pair looks to be the same ones that nested at 100th and Third Avenue last year. It looks like a better location. It's higher and has better views than the old nest. Unfortunately, it is across the street from a park that just was treated with rodenticides.
Thanks to a tip from the Morningside Heights blog who received the news from Gary Hansen, we have a new nest in Manhattan. (The blog also reports that an eyass has fledged at St. John on Friday.) The nest is at 3rd Avenue and 100th Street. Hawks had built a nest there last year, but no one reported it being successful. I had forgotten about it. So, it was great to see it a eyass close to fledging age on the nest.