Updates about Tompkins and Washington Square Parks:
- The second eyass at Tompkins Square Park has died. High levels of lead are suspected. The bird has been sent to the state for testing.
- The third Washington Square Park eyass fledged. One of the fledglings was found this morning (Wednesday, 6/12/19) in front of 10 Washington Place. The bird is now with the Wild Bird Fund. The bird is fine and without injury. Pictures are on the Wild Bird Fund Facebook page. (For those unfamiliar with the rehabilitation of Red-tailed Hawks, there is no rush to return a very young fledgling. It is common for a rehabber to feed a new fledgling, and let it grow and gain muscle mass for a few days before returning it. There is little to no risk a parent won't recognize it when it is returned up to a week later.)