For years we've seen second year hawks and adult hawks out on Governors Island but never found a nest or saw fledglings. This year, while Governors Island was closed to visitors, a nest was built, and was successful.
The opening of the island was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Today was the first day the island was open to the public for the year. On the first ferry open to the public, I counted five other bird watchers looking to see what was out on the island.
The Red-tailed Hawk parents were easy to find. One was on the communications tower, where this year's nest was located. The other on a weathervane.
I couldn't find the fledglings, and almost gave up before finally finding one in a tree in the middle of the Urban Farm. This area is locked and not open to the general public, but I was able to take a few photographs.