These baby hawks are calling Michigan Central Station home

Posted at 1:43 PM, May 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-23 13:43:43-04

A family of red-tailed hawks is making a home at a window ledge of Michigan Central Station.

Two adult birds recently built a nest on the 12th floor of the station tower. Then, on April 2, two white speckled chicks hatched from their eggs.

The baby hawks are expected to take their first flight within six weeks of life and the family will leave the nest soon after, but will most likely stay in the neighborhood.

Ford is protecting the privacy of the hawks by putting up a special window cover and invited a hawk specialist from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to check on them. The specialist said it is unusual to see a red-tailed hawk nest so high up and in an urban environment, but the family is doing very well.