NOTE: This observation is a continuation of a previous post. The earlier article can be found here: Red-tailed Hawk – Baylor Nest Update 12

This juvenile Red-tailed Hawk wants to fly. He’s trying to exercise his wings but there are too many branches above the nest to give him the room he needs. The young hawk even tried moving higher up in the tree to find room, but to no avail. He will need to develop the courage to move a little further from the nest to get the practice and exercise he needs. That day will come.

Red-tailed Hawk – Baylor Nest Update 13

Red-tailed Hawk – Baylor Nest Update 13

Red-tailed Hawk – Baylor Nest Update 13

Red-tailed Hawk – Baylor Nest Update 13

Red-tailed Hawk – Baylor Nest Update 13

Red-tailed Hawk – Baylor Nest Update 13

Red-tailed Hawk – Baylor Nest Update 13

Red-tailed Hawk – Baylor Nest Update 13

Red-tailed Hawk – Baylor Nest Update 13

Red-tailed Hawk – Baylor Nest Update 13

The dad hawk (identifiable by the missing feather at the tip of his right wing) must have been nearby. He showed up as we approached the nest and used the steadily blowing south wind to hover just above the treeline. He was obviously concerned about our proximity to the nest, so we left.

Red-tailed Hawk – Baylor Nest Update 13

Red-tailed Hawk – Baylor Nest Update 13

Red-tailed Hawk – Baylor Nest Update 13

Red-tailed Hawk – Baylor Nest Update 13

Red-tailed Hawk – Baylor Nest Update 13

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

Observation Details

County Denton
City Carrollton
Date May 19, 2013
Time of Day Noon
Temperature Hot (greater than 89°F/32°C)
Weather Partly Cloudy
Habitat Agricultural-Farm
Type of Behavior Care of Young
Gender Mixed
Maturity Mixed
Observer Chris Jackson
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