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Baby Hawk Beats The Odds

Experts thought the "hatch-by date" for the nest full of red-tailed hawk eggs in New York's Washington Square Park had passed — if they don't hatch within 35 days, the eggs usually won't hatch at all. But today a baby hawk poked through, just in time for Mother's Day. You can watch the nest in real time, although as of this writing it's mostly mommy-hawk Violet shifting around and looking sort of itchy.


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Oh, awesome. I sort of love that there are hawks living in New York City. Unlike rats and pigeons, they seem like proper wild animals and it's neat that they can coexist with humans.