I’ve been observing a Bald Eagle nest in far southeast Dallas County for several weeks now. The nest is built in the arm of a transmission tower overlooking a wonderful wetland habitat.

In an odd juxtaposition there is also a Red-tailed Hawk’s nest in the trees just below the eagle’s nest. Today is the first time I have been able to verify that the hawk’s nest is active. These pictures show a female Red-tailed Hawk busy incubating her clutch of eggs.

The Bald Eagle nest.  The female is on the nest to the right, and the male sits atop the tower on the left.
The Bald Eagle nest. The female is on the nest to the right, and the male sits atop the tower on the left.
The eagle nest (left) and the hawk nest (right) side by side.
The eagle nest (left) and the hawk nest (right) side by side.
Another look at the two nest.
Another look at the two nests.
A closer look at the female Red-tailed Hawk sitting in the nest.
A closer look at the female Red-tailed Hawk sitting in the nest.
The hawk nest in context as seen from the nearest road.
The hawk nest in context as seen from the nearest road.

Observation Details

County Dallas
City Unincorporated
Date Mar 13, 2013
Time of Day Afternoon
Temperature Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C)
Weather Clear
Habitat Agricultural-Pasture
Type of Behavior Nesting
Gender Female
Maturity Adult
Observer Chris Jackson
Main Article Red-tailed Hawk Observation Location