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, July 4, 2009

All red tails seen today - July 4 2009

Eyas Flying

Youngest Eyas

Female vs Kestrel

Chris checked early this morning(6am - I can not even open my eyes at this time) and found 2 eyas (youngest and one of the big females) and she also thought she heard sounds from the woods.
Bob and his wife arrived today in the morning and here is there report:
We spent a couple of hours, mostly from the lower parking lot. Couldn't find them anywhere until my wife noticed one of the eyas on the grass below the large steps up the the bldg. He was in no hurry to go anywhere until he fluttered to the triangle island in the middle of the parking lot. We thought it was hurt and not able to fly and finally after an hour he flew to the wall. Then we saw two others come from
nowhere and perch across the street and the other right above us where the one we thought was hurt joined and both cried for their mother for 1/2 hour before we left.
My wife was so excited !!
My report:
I arrived at 2:30 and saw 2 right away as well as the parents soaring above which created the eyas into a big crying fit. I also thought I heard another one from the woods. I went to look but could not find one. Lots of flying around by the 2 eyas. The youngest one was flying much higher today yahoo. When Adrian arrived we also looked but could not find the 3rd one. I am sure the 3rd one will show up at dinner time. Also at one time the female was on the construction site and was being attacked by a kestrel. I have a few shots of it. It was quite a distance aways.
So at least all of us at one time or another saw all 3 eyas and the parents.