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.