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