Friday, April 17, 2009
I was looking out the window today on the 5th floor at the right time. Female was sitting on the nest when all of a sudden to the left come the male flying from the construction building (Sky Diver my nickname for him) so fast feet down and lands in the nest. It is always so exciting watching the male fly in - he is so fast and tends to come in out of nowhere (from above the building where I work or when I am outside from behind my back) and makes a dramatic landing. They both stayed on the nest for a few minutes talking about the eggs lol and then the female red-tail hawks took off and the male immediately starts to move the eggs around. You could see him put him head in the nest and roll it back and this went on for about 2 maybe 3 minutes. Then he sat on the nest. I had to go back to work but I would have like to see if the female returned immediately to the nest (as has been her habit in the past). We are now half way into the sitting period. Another 15-20 to hatching time.