This observation is part of a weekly monitoring of an active Red-shouldered Hawk nest. Last week’s observation can be seen here: Red-shouldered Hawk – Nest Update 5

No adults were present at the Lake Highlands nest today. The three youngsters are growing rapidly and have mostly transitioned to their adult coloration. On several occasions they were seen to be exercising their wings, no doubt in anticipation of their imminent first flights. It should be only a couple more weeks now before they fledge.

This observation is continued here: Red-shouldered Hawk – Nest Update 7

Observation Details

County Dallas
City Dallas
Date May 17, 2012
Time of Day Afternoon
Temperature Hot (greater than 89°F/32°C)
Weather Clear
Habitat Recreation-Park
Type of Behavior Care of Young
Gender Uncertain
Maturity Juvenile
Observer Chris Jackson
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