Sixth Manhattan Red-tailed Nest
Sunday Riverside Park Hawk Pictures

Possible Seventh Manhattan Red-tailed Hawk Nest

Earlier this winter, when there was a juvenile Red-tailed Hawk in Tompkins Square Park, I received a tip that there was a hawk nest at Houston and the East River Drive.  It seemed like a logical spot, so now that nesting season has begun I went down to take a look.

While walking east down Houston Street towards the river, I saw a Red-tail with a twig flying down Houston Street being followed down the street by it's mate.  It landed on an air conditioner cage on the top floor of a local school, two blocks from the river.  Two air conditioner cages had twigs, so it look like the pair hasn't quite decided what to do yet.  We'll know in a few weeks.  Imagine the potential education the elementary school class may receive!

After working on the nest, both hawks perched on the Lillian Wald Settlement, a building run by the NYC Housing Authority.

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