NOTE: This observation is a continuation of a previous post. The earlier article can be found here: Red-tailed Hawk – Baylor Nest Update 11

Mom and dad were high in the sky when we arrived today. They obviously had been disturbed from the nest and were eager to get back. A couple of quick pictures of the young eyas revealed a bird rapidly approaching fledging age. Staying only briefly, we watch from afar as both parents returned to the nest.

NOTE: This observation is continued here: Red-tailed Hawk – Baylor Nest Update 13

Red-tailed Hawk - Baylor Nest Update 12

Red-tailed Hawk - Baylor Nest Update 12

Red-tailed Hawk - Baylor Nest Update 12

The paler and slightly smaller hawk on the left is the male.  Mom is on the right.
The paler and slightly smaller hawk on the left is the male. Mom is on the right.

Observation Details

County Denton
City Carrollton
Date May 11, 2013
Time of Day Afternoon
Temperature Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C)
Weather Clear
Habitat Agricultural-Farm
Type of Behavior Care of Young
Gender Mixed
Maturity Mixed
Observer Chris Jackson
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