NOTE: This observation is a continuation of a previous post. The earlier article can be found here: Red-tailed Hawk – Baylor Nest Update 9

When we arrived today we found the female Red-tailed Hawk on the nest, and the male on the far away cell phone tower as per usual. While we were observing, the juvenile hawk began moving about in the nest. His mother shifted to another branch in response to this squirming, giving us our first look at least one fine looking white, fluffy eyas. Note what appears to be an egg shell on the rim of the nest just to the left of the eyas.

NOTE: This observation is continued here: Red-tailed Hawk – Baylor Nest Update 11

The female hawk at the nest.
The female hawk at the nest.
The male hawk sits high atop the tower on the right.
The male hawk sits high atop the tower on the right.
Still no sign of any young red-tails.
Still no sign of any young red-tails.
Then there was a great deal of movement coming from inside the dish of the nest.
Then there was a great deal of movement coming from inside the dish of the nest.
The female moved to another branch just off to the left of the nest...
The female moved to another branch just off to the left of the nest…
...and an eyas makes his first appearance.
…and an eyas makes his first appearance.
Here the young hawk is manipulating a twig with his beak.  Note the egg shell on the rim of the nest in front of him.
Here the young hawk is manipulating a twig with his beak. Note the egg shell on the rim of the nest in front of him.
There is at least one juvenile Red-tailed Hawk at this location!
There is at least one juvenile Red-tailed Hawk at this location!

Observation Details

CountyDenton
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CityCarrollton
DateApr 28, 2013
Time of DayAfternoon
TemperatureWarm (70-89°F/21-32°C)
WeatherClear
HabitatAgricultural-Farm
Type of BehaviorCare of Young
GenderMixed
MaturityMixed
ObserverChris Jackson