Raptor Wednesday

An old Red-tailed Hawk nest being refurbished. Over a couple of weekends, I watched Red-tailed Hawks bringing new sticks to this nest.The last time I was watching, one hawk perched nearby.While this one did all the work. Unseen here are the Blue Jays buzzing the hawk as it scouted a nearby tree for nesting material. Is this a male or female? Males will often start nests, female finish them. This is an existing nest, albeit weather-whacked. Wrestling with a twig.Hawk wins! And back to the nest.

2 Responses to “Raptor Wednesday”

  1. 1 Linda Musial March 7, 2018 at 7:22 am

    Thank you for the Red-tail Hawk story. It could be a children’s book. What sort of pine tree is it?

    • 2 mthew March 7, 2018 at 8:44 am

      Probably White Pine, but I was keeping my distance. (Green-Wood does have its share of exotic specimen pines, though.)

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