The last time we live-blogged the coming-and-goings of the redtailed hawks that have made their nest on a ledge outside New York University's Bobst Library, very little happened. We do not blame this on the school, the birds (nicknamed Bob and Violet), or the "hawk cam" the New York Times set up specially to cover the hatching of the feathered couple's eggs. We blame it on our own poor timing, a full month before the first egg would indeed hatch. We returned this morning for a second look.
9:39--We're here! Word on the ledge is one of the eggs hatched late last night, two weeks after the due date given by the crack avian vets over at the New York Times. Last time we tuned in to Hawk Cam, we just saw twigs, one bird, and some rustling that could have been bugs, but was probably the wind. This time, there's something alongside the hawk that resembles a cardboard toilet paper roll, except white.
9:41--COULD THE WHITE CARDBOARD ROLL ACTUALLY BE THE SECOND EGG? It looks like something is wiggling out of there. More sticks, or is the second baby hawk trying to escape from a malformed, sunglasses case-shaped egg? And if that's the case, what has James Franco done with the first one?