Young eyasses can be too small to see at first, so hawk watchers depend on seeing feeding behavior. There were two such nest reports that came in via email today.
One came from Chris Lyons, who watches the Fordham hawks in the Bronx entitled, I THINK I just watched Rose feeding chicks.
"I was about to give it up as a lunch hour mainly wasted (ONE good shot), when Hawkeye showed up out of nowhere--didn't see if he was carrying prey, but he probably was. Rose spent quite a good while hunched over the nest, with her head bobbing, and Hawkeye was looking down into the nest with great interest. He stayed a long time. Eventually Rose settled back down on the nest. She's been taking a lot of breaks lately, without him relieving her. I never saw any chicks, but I wouldn't expect to at this point...Not 100% sure, but 95%, at least. "
The other came in from Robert B. Schmunk entitled, Cathedral hawk babies.
It looks like the hawks at Cathedral of St. John the Divine have had an egg hatch, as there was definite feeding behavior going on today just after 7:00.
Tristan had been hunting in the weeds alongide the northwest parking lot at the Cathedral and was observed to fly back to the nest with a mouse. He stayed there for a few minutes, and after he left Isolde was seen to be leaning into the nest in a manner typical of a feeding.
Donna Browne was watching with her scope and probably can provide better details of the feeding. At one point she indicated that it looked like Isolde was provide tidbits in two directions, as if there two nestlings.
Tristan returned with part of another mouse or rat at 7:30, but that appears to have been saved for a later meal."