Leslie Day (fieldguidenyc.com) alerted the hawk watching community of a sixth Manhattan Red-tailed Hawk nest this week. Located along the northbound west 79th Street on ramp to the West Side Highway, the nest is easily visible from Riverside Park.
When I arrived both hawks were gathering twigs, bringing then to the nest, and rearranging them. They had lots of energy and were very industrious. After an hour, the nest building stopped and one of the hawks caught and devoured a Rock Pigeon. Some rather graphic pictures at the end, so skip this post if they will bother you.