Chasing Hawk Babies!

I've been chasing the red-tailed hawk babies at three spots in Manhattan so far this year: Central Park (Pale Male and Octavia have three kids this year), Grant's Tomb (there are three babies from that nest), and Tompkins Square Park (Dora and Christo have one baby, and are now fostering a second fledgling who was rescued in Brooklyn). In my first video of the offspring of the three nests, you get a chance to compare the kids. You'll note that the Tompkins Square kid is a bit younger (you'll get to see video of the new kid later).

  An offspring of Pale Male and Octavia in a tree next to Central Park on Fifth Avenue, June 9.

An offspring of Pale Male and Octavia in a tree next to Central Park on Fifth Avenue, June 9.

  A Grant's Tomb baby shows off the wings, June 11.

A Grant's Tomb baby shows off the wings, June 11.

  The Tompkins Square Park kid, offspring of Dora and Christo, branching out, June 11.

The Tompkins Square Park kid, offspring of Dora and Christo, branching out, June 11.

This first set of photos is of the Central Park babies.

These photos are of the Grant's Tomb baby, plus Mom, when she brought in food for her kids.

The Tompkins Square Park youngster, offspring of Christo and Dora.