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.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

One eyas still not flying - Female trying her best to encourage her June 27, 2009


Female with Branch - Notice the 2 house finch on either side of her!!!!!!!!!!!

Female on light stand

Female on her usual post - the construction site

This is weird - I was watching the one who has not flown and another eyas flies by (I know it is out of focus but I thought it was cool)

eyas just flies in

Eyas who has not flown yet

A beautiful day today. No other people at the nest this morning but me. Very quiet. Arrived with my coffee at 9am. There were 2 in the nest, female on the construction site very low and one out on the town. Almost immediately one eyas flew to the woods. The female flew down on the light stand very quickly then to the nearby tree broke a branch and into the nest trying to get the last one into the air. Again I am amazed by the behaviour where she tried to get them to fly - into the nest to the closest tree - back and forth 2 times. She then sat there for 1 hour while the one eyas cried continuously. Flapping and wanting to go but never did. While watching this the 3rd eyas arrived from behind me on the parking lot. He landed in another tree and just bounced around and around and finally back to the nest. Stayed for an hour then left.
When I left - 2 eyas in the nest, 1 still in the wood - visible, female back in the same spot on the construction site and no sign of the male.
Photos to follow later