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.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Watching Red Tail Hunting today June 1, 2009 (double click to view full size photos)

A time to Duck

Sitting behind me on the Fence

From underneath him taking off

Chasing a pigeon

During lunch I finally found where the red-tails go hunting for pigeons - and boy do they had the perfect location with lots of them. I sat there watching for a while and there were 50+ pigeons trying to get away from the hawks. Here are a few shots. By the way as I was watching the one red tail flew over the parking lot so low he came right over my head and I had to duck - you will see the shot I am talking about. He landed right behind me on a fence.
I went to talk to the building where the red-tail hawk was hitting the window. The manager of the building told me that they leave the lights on 24-7 for security reasons. He doesn't like the hawks around and would like the wildlife people to take them away.