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 2

When I first arrived at the nest on this day there was not much going on. The female was sitting high on the left side of the nest, apparently alone.

Then as I watched, I was thrilled to see a tiny white fuzzy head poked up from down inside the nest. A baby hawk! The first one I had observed at this location.

The baby was active while I was present. He could be seen moving from place to place inside the nest. He was seen testing out his miniature wings.

Reportedly, this nest contains three young hawks. Right now, I can only verify the one. But, I will be back. If there are more, it should become quite obvious as the eyases age.

This observation is continued here: Red-shouldered Hawk – Nest Update 4

DateApr 27, 2012
Time of DayAfternoon
TemperatureWarm (70-89°F/21-32°C)
Type of BehaviorCare of Young
ObserverChris Jackson

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