Does your heart feel icy this morning? Just gaze at these hawk babies that hatched over the weekend on a fire escape between West 71st and 72nd streets and you will melt into a puddle.
Here, we’ll make the picture bigger so you can really gaze into their eyes.
Jimmy O’Kelly snapped the shots of the birds on his fire escape, and sent the description below.
“A beach chair was left on the fire escape and they must have thought to use it in order to save time from building an actual nest! In hindsight, my girlfriend, Vivian, and I probably would have taken the beach chair away but she had already laid the eggs so we knew best to leave it alone. We read that it took about 5 weeks to hatch so we waited and checked on her from time to time while not distracting her. We discovered the newborns this past Sunday and we did our best to capture some quick photos.”
Here’s the family before the eggs hatched.
Read a gripping account of the less-cute aspects of living with hawks on your fire escape.