Saturday, May 23, 2009
Baby Red-Tail Hawk Practice Flapping its wings May 23 2009
A fantastic day at the nest today. My friend from Innifil was down and just shortly after we arrived we heard the male red- tail arrive at the nest. The female had been feeding the eyas just prior to his arrival. The male flew into the nest and then gave us a great show soaring around and around for a good 10 minutes. It was shortly after that the eyas tried to flap their wings.
Later the female left and the eyas were very active in the nest looking up and down over the side, practicing their flapping of the wings. The female was on her look out spot on the elevator shaft on the construction site. She took off and flew a short distance and then returned to the elevator.