Apr 25, 2012

This observation is the continuation of a previous post. The previous article can be found here Red-tailed Hawk – High Tech Nest

There was not much happening at the Richardson Red-tailed Hawk nest this morning. The female is still incubating the eggs. She stood up several times while I watched today, presumable to turn the eggs.

At one point the female flew away from the nest heading north. She was soon out of sight. Less than 5 minutes later she returned to the nest.

I did not see the male today, but it is possible that he is the reason the female left the nest for the brief period I observed. It seems likely that pair rendezvoused away from the nest for a quick food delivery.

There was not much happening at the Richardson Red-tailed Hawk nest this morning. The female is still incubating the eggs.
While I watched, the female stood up several times while I watched today, presumable to turn her eggs.
The female flew away and briefly left the nest unattended.
First in a sequence of photographs showing the female Red-tailed Hawk returning to her nest.
Second in a sequence of photographs showing the female Red-tailed Hawk returning to her nest.
Third in a sequence of photographs showing the female Red-tailed Hawk returning to her nest.
Fourth in a sequence of photographs showing the female Red-tailed Hawk returning to her nest.
Fifth in a sequence of photographs showing the female Red-tailed Hawk returning to her nest.
After her brief exit, the female immediately returned to incubating her eggs.

This observation is continued here: Red-tailed Hawk – Nest Update 2