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.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Canada Day at the Red Tail Nest - Leslie and Mike

Report from Leslie and Mike at the nest:

On the way home, we dropped by the Red-tail nest. We got there a little after 5 pm and stood by the corner of the parking lot. It was very quiet. Finally, I saw the one eyah sitting very still in the nest. I wondered if it was ok. Then, the screaming started. The male showed up with a rat, which he dropped in the nest. All of a sudden the other two eyahs appeared. While the one in the nest ate, the other two kept us entertained. One was behind us, on a low branch of the evergreen. Then, it flew into the nest. Next, one of the birds flew into the top of the evergreen behind us, and looked like it was posing for a pic. We saw the female flying near the cranes, and the young cried until she disappeared around the building. What a wonderful way to celebrate Canada Day.

July 1, 2009 2 Eyas flying all over the place, Male bring in food

Love this shot of the eyas- underneath it says no parking -

Eyas just chilling

Youngest eyas still in nest - I have asked a couple of people about the fact he has not left the nest yet and they have said not to worry - he may have been late being born

Supper is served

Landing of the eyas

Male with food

Stopped by this morning and my first sight of 2 eyas was one sleeping on the wall of the parking garage and the other on the fence. I have photos I will put up later. Shortly after there was a lot of crying going on. All 3 were hungry (by the way one is still in the nest and not flying) and the male red-tail came flying in the area. The 2 eyas were on the chase to catch the male. He had the 2 flying all around the parking lot chasing him. He finally dropped the food at the nest and eventually left it there (bird of some type). When I left 2 on the nest were busy eating. One was still in another tree crying.

Photos to come