NOTE: This observation is a continuation of a previous post. The earlier article can be found here: Red-tailed Hawk – Baylor Nest Update 5
This is not the only Red-tailed Hawk nest I have been keeping my eye on this spring. I have discovered an abundance of nests this year that would be impossible to keep up with if I tried to document each one individually.
I chose this nest for two reasons. One because of its convenient location, and two because of its more natural setting. Red-tailed Hawk nests are often located on man-made structures like cell phone towers. I liked the fact that this one was located in a tree.
I stop by this nest on a weekly basis, and the last time I visited there was still not much going on. As you can see from these pictures, the female is still completely occupied with egg incubation duties.
But, this is certainly the last week that will be true. We will have baby hawks on my next report. To support this claim, I offer up the many other hawk nests I mentioned earlier in this post. I pass by most of these on a daily basis on my drive into work. Without exception, each of these nests were showing the heightened activity that evidences the arrival of a brood of eyasses.
When I check on this nest again over the weekend, I expect the same.
NOTE: This observation is continued here: Red-tailed Hawk – Baylor Nest Update 7
|Mar 24, 2013
|Time of Day
|Cold (less than 50°F/10°C)
|Type of Behavior