This is the first time in many years that the July 4th fireworks have been visible from my Lower East Side roof.
About two weeks before they leave the nest, mama is out hunting and three chicks are alone in the nest. The Annual Puke Island punk rock festival is going on below in the park. The chicks spread their wings and mosh to the music.
This is the first time I visited Governors Island. It is really beautiful and I’m so glad I did. FIGMENT is a free participatory art event that is 100% volunteer-powered. Basically the island is turned over to artists to do participatory projects for the weekend. I took my latest DIY steadycam and pointed it at whatever interested me. Governors Island is open every day for visitors from May 24 – September 28.
Christo, Dora and the Red-Tailed Hawk chicks continue their life over Tompkins Square Park.
I set up my light weight tripod on Avenue B and pointed my camera at the nest. For the first hour nothing happened, but then the hawks woke up. The kids stretch their wings, projectile poop out the nest onto 9th Street and Dad (Christo) bring Mom (Dora) a rat dinner. It should only get more exciting in the nest over the next 3 weeks as they grow and strengthen their wings getting ready to fledge.