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 3

When I arrived at the nest today there were no adults present. A juvenile could be seen, though, sitting high on the rim of the nest, hot and panting. Soon the adult female showed up. Strangely, she brought no food with her. Upon her arrival a second and then third chick became visible as they competed with each other for their mother’s attention.

This observation is continued here: Red-shouldered Hawk – Nest Update 5

DateMay 4, 2012
Time of DayAfternoon
TemperatureHot (greater than 89°F/32°C)
Type of BehaviorCare of Young
ObserverChris Jackson

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