Amelia and Christo's 2nd 2019 chick dies
Amelia and Christo’s second chick, who had fallen ill in recent days, died on Sunday.
Early Saturday morning, the chick fell from the nest, landing in the under-renovation playground in the southeast portion of Tompkins Square Park.
A reader shared this photo as help was on its way.
In late May, this chick’s sibling also died. In the past two years, Amelia and Christo have lost three of their four offspring.
It’s not known at this time what killed the chicks this year. Per Goggla: “The remains will be sent to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) for testing to determine the cause of illness and death.”
Last year, the chick died from a combination of rodenticide and West Nile virus.