The Red-tailed Hawk family has succeed in having two eyas. Very hard to see them but I can hear them and see them flapping around high in the nest.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Female Couldn't Wait to Leave the Nest Today April 30, 2009

Male Landing on Nest

Male just settles his wings

Female squacking at Male

Female leaves (all this happens in less than a minute)

Female gone

Male left with eggs lol

Female leaving again 2 hours later

I picked the right time to watch the red-tail nest to day. Brought my camera to the 5th floor window at break time and Jack and I were able to see a really terrific sight.
The female was on the nest resting and you could see the beautiful red tail feathers. Her red tail feathers were actually twitching. In the distance the male came in and landed in the trees behind the nest. The male then came from behind to land on the nest - with the wings just barely down the female with her mouth open (I could swear she was complaining about something) stands up and takes off. The male is left standing on the side of the nest staring into space then at the nest (you could just here him say - like man I am in big trouble now). The female was gone so fast you could count to five. I laughed. That was one lady who sure did need a break!!!!!!!!!! I had to leave about 2 hours later and the female was just coming back to the nest. She headed to the nest and just as she was about to land - well she changed her mind and took off and went back around the building and flew away. I guess she decided to take a few more spins before her little ones arrive.
Now the photos are again taken from inside the building so they are not great. Enjoy