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 31, 2010

Juvenile Red-Tailed hawk looking beautiful July 30 2010

Every time I see one of the young red-tailed hawks my heart soars as I know soon they will be gone. One of the young seems to be using the SCC as his hunting ground. He was jumping from tree to public art pieces to hunt for large bugs. I added the poop shot as that also shows he is getting enough to eat.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Soaring high and beautiful in the sky - Juvenile Red Tailed Hawk July 29, 2010

Oh what a sight it was - soaring around and around the sky and over the SCC. Not a sound was made and THEN we heard the crying in the background. Yes the 2nd noisy juvenile red tail hawk was sitting on the condo behind the SCC 3 balconies from the top screaming for food. So the 2 juveniles did survive. Also I heard from Ken B who I met at the SCC the other night and he saw 3 red tailed hawks flying together by the SCC. Too cool

Female American Kestrel

Male American Kestrel

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

2 Juv Red Tailed hawks and 3 Kestels at SCC July 28, 2010

Juv American Kestel (waiting for confirmation on Juv status)

Adult - the second one flew away before I got there.

I was out looking for the hawks when to my surprise I found a male and female American Kestrel and one juv in the trees at the front of work. Then out of the blue sky came a beautiful hawk and on the roof of the SCC a screaming juv. After looking at the shots they flying hawk was a juv red tail so both are accounted for. YAHOO.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Occasional sighting of fledged Red Tailed hawk July 26, 2010

Today I saw one hawk sitting on the light stands and public art pieces. Sighting will become harder each day. They do not cry as much plus they are flying very high and very far away.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Screaming Fledged Red-Tailed hawks July 23, 2010

Again the red tails were flying everywhere and screaming non stop.

A few quiet momeents

Flight shots of fledged red-tailed hawks July 23, 2010

Today I saw the 2 young red tailed hawks as well as the 2 adults flying in the distance.

Red-Tailed Hawk young July 22, 2010

I had no trouble finding the hawks today. They were screaming for food all day. The interesting part was they were all over the place - on top of the condos, on top of the building, in the trees, on the light stand.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Close to the SCC today - Red-Tailed Hawks July 21, 2010

I saw both fledgled red-tailed hawks very low today. One walked on the parking lot and was drinking water from a puddle.