Saturday, June 27, 2009

For urban redtail fans

One of the NYBG youngsters at its nest site on 6/16/09, just after fledging
photo by Richard Fleisher

For those following the adventures of our local redtail families, good news from the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx: The three redtail chicks in the garden's first-time hawk nest have successfully fledged and are being magnificently taken care of by their proud parents. For wonderful details and photos, check out the Garden's blog at

For a history of this Red-tailed Hawk family--they had formerly nested at the Bronx campus of Fordham University adjacent to the Garden and are thus often referred to as the Fordham Hawks -- here's a link to a page on Richard Fleisher's website: