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, April 28, 2010

2 Eyas maybe more april 28, 2010

Today Florence and Bernie joined me at the nest. WE did not see the male but we did see the female feeding the little ones. Only the tips of the heads were seen. Food was in the nest - female would feed herself then the eyas. The female looks fantastic.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Female Red Tail feeding young April 27, 2010

Saw both adult hawks and watched the female bending over to feed the young. If you look really closely with a microscope you can see one eyas. Honestly I used the raw file with 200% increase in size - and you can see the little white face.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Red-Tailed Hawk taking a good look at me today April 26, 2010

At lunch today I met Andrew and Murray for my hourly visit with the hawks. What a thrill it was after 10 min to see the male come in for a fly by. He soared around the nest and around Andrew and myself. He then flew below Ellemsere and continued to soar around. A cooper hawk went over the nest and into the woods. After the hawk gave us one more fly by he disappeared and Murray arrived -sorry Murray.
the whole time the female was on the nest.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Red Tailed hawk hunting around the nest April 25 2010

Today I stopped in to check out the nest. I had no idea how cold it was outside till I arrived. The male hawk was seen hunting around teh building while the female was tight on the nest.

Red-Tailed hawk - Landscapes of the area

The Red-tailed Hawks live in the middle of a building jungle. Condos, business building like Bell Canada and the government building and of course where I work for the City. There is construction going on all around us.
A couple of shots of the male and female flying around the area.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Red Tailed Hawk vs Kestrel + eyas born April 24, 2010

Lots of excitement on the nest today. Carol and I went to visit it this morning and were treated to a flying display of Red-Tailed Hawk being chased by an male American Kestrel. The Kestrel was even attacking the nest. At one point 2 kestrels were chasing the male red-tailed hawk.

Once the chase was over we were treated to the female Red-Tailed hawk doing the dipping and feeding of at least one young. She would get up every 1/2 hour and do this dipping into the nest.

Later the 2 changed spots on the nest and the female soared around the building and finally landed on the government building.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Both Red Tailed Hawks seen today April 23, 2010

Good news both male and female were seen by the nest. I saw the mom on the nest and male flying over top. Will keep a close eye on them as I suspect one egg has hatched. Will hopefully know by the end of the weekend.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Red Tail Hawk hits window again at work on Wed - April 22 2010

On Wednesday at work again the red tailed hawk ran into the office windows. The female was on the nest.

Today on my day off work I went to the nest site to watch for the 2 hawks. Unfortunately Janice Murray and I only saw one hawk on the nest. The second one no sign of him. Also went for a drive around the area - to look at his normal hang outs and no sign of him.

Will hope to see him on Friday.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Red Tailed hawk hits office windows - April 20, 2010

I arrived at work today to find out that the red-tailed hawk went head first into the front of the building windows. Apparently it hit many times. Not sure if it was seeing its reflections and attacking it, or whether there was food on the top of the building and it was trying to catch it.

I watched all day to see if the 2 hawks were around but only saw one in the nest. By the way it is the male in the nest not the female. I am sure all if ok but will be happy to see both together.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Nest sitting makes for a very long day april 19, 2010

Over the past few days I have seen both the male and female red-tailed hawk. The female is always sitting unless the male comes in to the nest. The exchange of duties is very fast so if you do not see the male come in - no shots. It will be nice to see the little ones. 4 Turkey Vultures also went over the nest today.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Soaring photos again April 14, 2010

At lunch I decided it was too nice to stay inside. Went and sat on the bench to eat when out of the nest flies the red tail hawk. Only had time for a couple of shots and all in the wrong setting. Love the sun but hard to get decent shots. That was all I saw of the hawks today.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Finally a couple of shots of the red tail hawk in nest April 13, 2010

I took this shot very quickly during the exchange of position on the nest. This is the male sitting on the eggs and the female soaring around the nest. On a nice day like today the female could also be seen from the 5th floor window looking around.
She was taking alot of interest in the kinglets and sparrows landing on branches by her nest.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Female Red Tailed Hawks soaring April 12, 2010

I took a lot of photos today. As I arrived the male arrived - took over the nest and she flew out - circled around me for a good minute (you can tell it is the female by the extra feathers at the talons). At lunch again the male came in to take over the nest, I was able to get a couple of shots in the nest where she was fussing around the branches etc. I will post the shots tomorrow.
On a nice sunny day they were both soaring around. 3 turkey vultures went over the nest today as well. The red tails did not seem concerned.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Female Red -Tailed Hawk so low in nest -brief flight April 7, 2010

Was lucky to see the male flying by - and just got a couple of shots. The female is deep in the nest and it is very hard to see here even from the 5th floor window.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Very quiet on the nest April 4, 2010

I stopped in today to see if there was any flying at the nest. The female was sitting on the edge of the nest when i arrived but shortly after hunkered down.
I wanted to post a photo of what size the nest is.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Female on Nest - some shots of another red tail hawk March 27, 2010

Off for a few days - Our family is in the nest and really hunkered down - thought I would show you a couple of shots of another pair of red tails I watch.
Red-Tailed Hawk means
awake vision
new ideas
stimulates hope