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 9, 2010

Theme of the day is Young Red-Tailed Hawks never stop crying July 9, 2010

Heavy rain outside and all we heard was non stop crying. You really have to look now as they are everywhere, on top of the building, public art, trees, lights and they are moving all the time.

How to tell adult from youngster July 9 2010

Many have asked how to tell the hawks apart.

The fledged red tail hawks (all 3 of them) have brown tails. They will depart sometime in August and migrate in the fall.

The 2 adult have a bright red tail. They live in the SCC all year round.
See the bright red tail in photos

Non stop crying from the young red-tailed hawks

I watched the hawks during lunch and they cried the whole time. After work went to the top of the hill and saw the female coming in with food a single mouse. The young red tail beside me flew off to the roof and snatched it form the adult. She flew off and then the youngster flew back to the nest with her two little brother screaming behind her

Food arrives with female on top of SCC.

Femlae leaving

Young hawk with mouse - see reflection in the window

Other two screaming for food

Only one with food