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.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Red-Tails Hawks - saw 2 adults and 3 eyas today July 3, 2009 (double click to enlarge photos)

Eyas flying - a little to close to get all of him- youngest one

Youngest eyas sitting in tree

Male with food - see eyas on branch crying

Male in tree with food, 2 eyas already there and youngest eyas flying in (bum shots)

Youngest eyas sitting across the street on sign

Adult soaring above the nest

Stopped in at the nest this morning. Was very happy to see the eyas who had the problems yesterday sitting in a tree. Other two eyas in the nest. Almost immediately the male arrived with food and sure enough the youngest started to cry and tried to get to the nest. Almost made it - landed below the nest and had to jump branch to branch to get in to the nest. I don't know how much food he got if any as the other two certainly would not let him near it. I am sure he got the leftovers at the end. (See photo attached of his flight into the nest)
The other two are really growing strong and wonderful flyers. The male and female were both seen today soaring around the area.
The only concern I have is the youngest is also a road surfer. That means he is not flying high he is flying on the road surface. He almost hit a car when he flew across the road and on his way back he road the road no more than 1 foot off the ground. Very dangerous. I left as I just couldn't watch any more of this.