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, June 25, 2009

Eyas flying back and forth to woods (2 of them) 3rd not ready yet. June 25, 2009

2 on the nest. One watching the other preen

First eyas to fly back and forth while I was there

2nd eyas taking flight across to the woods. Still there when I left.

Report from Rob N by the nest:
Hi, saw your exciting update from yesterday, now, 1.30pm all 3 chicks are hanging out by the nest, all 3 out on branches looking cooled off after the storm blew through.
Report from Adrian who stopped in:
I believe the three young ones are back in the nest and either Mum or Dad is perched up on the building, hunting perhaps.

Thank you both for the updates. I hope to pop in later to see what The Three Musketeers are up too.
Just got back from the nest and the eyas surprised me. I arrived and they were away to the races. One flew back and forth to the woods. The second one took off and had a pretty shaky landing but then got a good perch. The third one stayed in the nest. The female was calling and flying overhead.
The flying skills are getting good - especially the first one who took off. I took some shots but it was right in the sun so we wills see if they turn out.
Photos are not great today. The sun was shining right where they were flying and also landing. Sorry.
Really pleased to see them so active considering how noisy it is there. By the way they are flying to the same location each time and then right back to one of the trees by the nest.