NOTE: This observation is a continuation of a previous post. The earlier article can be found here: Red-tailed Hawk – Baylor Nest Update 6

Last week I promised some heightened activity at this site for this report. Unfortunately, the hawks did not read my post, and things were relatively quiet again this week. Things seem to be progressing well though, and I have no reason to believe the nest and eggs are not in a healthy condition. Things will pick up at this location soon, but it will be on the hawk’s schedule!

NOTE: This observation is a continued here: Red-tailed Hawk – Baylor Nest Update 8

The female Red-tailed Hawk sitting on her nest.  She has been incubating these eggs for approximately 29 days.
The female Red-tailed Hawk sitting on her nest. She has been incubating these eggs for approximately 29 days.
A closer look.
A closer look.
The female hawk looked back and forth as if in anticipation.
The female hawk looked back and forth as if in anticipation.
The nest tree.
The nest tree.
Eventually, the male showed up, but he did not approach the nest.
Eventually, the male showed up, but he did not approach the nest.
Instead, he flew westward over a small sub division and toward a cell phone tower.
Instead, he flew westward over a small sub division and toward a cell phone tower.
The male Red-tailed Hawk approaches the cell phone tower.
The male Red-tailed Hawk approaches the cell phone tower.
When he landed, he scattered a group of small birds that had been there first.
When he landed, he scattered a group of small birds that had been there first.
The tower is very far from the nest.
The tower is very far from the nest.
One last look at the male Red-tailed Hawk sitting atop the tower.
One last look at the male Red-tailed Hawk sitting atop the tower.

Observation Details

County Denton
City Carrollton
Date Mar 29, 2013
Time of Day Morning
Temperature Cool (50-69°F/10-21°C)
Weather Partly Cloudy
Habitat Agricultural-Farm
Type of Behavior Nesting, Roaming
Gender Mixed
Maturity Adult
Observer Chris Jackson
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