Old School 2 - New School 2
I've received confirmation that a chick has hatched at 888 Seventh Avenue, so that makes the second building nest to hatch in Manhattan. So the Old School/New School score is tied 2-2.
The report came in from Brett Odom, who reports "This morning Jr. brought a pigeon to the nest and dropped it off. When Charlotte got up to prepare it I got a really good look at most of the empty nest. It looks to me that there is only one chick and no other eggs, but I could be wrong as part of the nest is obscured by a metal strip that connects the two pieces of decorative glass that the nest is behind. The eyas is currently no bigger than a softball, but is very active when not being sit upon."
It looks like the Pale Male and Lola, 5th Avenue nest is yet again unsuccessful this year. Although this is sad news, it shouldn't keep you from watching baby Red-tails. They're all over Manhattan and greater New York. So, make a visit to the other nests. Red-tails nests are all over New York City for your enjoyment!
And if the locations are too remote for you to get to, remember that the NYC Audubon sponsored Queens Red-tailed Hawk camera operates 24/7. It can be accessed from either Jeffrey Kollbrunner's website or from the NYC Audubon website.