The Sheep Meadow hawks are having to put up with a great deal of commotion this weekend. Not only was the meadow full of people, the stage and launch area for the AIDS Walk NYC was 100 feet from them.
These hawks, who built there nest in the winter when the Sheep Meadow was locked for the season, must have had a great surprise when they discovered this spring they had chosen one of the busiest areas in the park for their nest site.
Luckily, the eyasses will be safe in their tree, even if there is a lot of noise. Plus when they fledge, they will always be able to play on the lawn on the Mall next door, which is permanently closed since it contain one of the last large urban stands of American Elms in the northeast of the US.