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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Won't You Be My Neighbor?

I parked in front of my house last week to find this fellow.

I've been seeing him around frequently.  One day the crows were harassing him. I've seen him fly down several times into our field looking like he was picking up bugs.  My hopes have been that there was some nest building going on, but I haven't found a nest. If anyone knows how close red-tailed hawk offspring stay to their parents, I would like to know.  This one is about a half mile from the nest of the pair that live down the road. Last spring I wrote about the babies (eyasses) red-tail family. Click on that link to read about it and see photos of the eyasses.  I'm hoping that this is one of those. It doesn't quite look like either of the parents though I'll have to see if I can find some better close-ups to be sure. this one is beautifully marked. He doesn't seem to be bothering my bird feeder but he sure does hang around.
I finally took one too many photos, disturbing the hawk enough to chase it away. He blends so easily into the trees as he flies. Can you spot it?
Or here?
Yesterday morning I went for a walk while the hawk played with wind currents overhead.



Kerri said...

A cool neighbor to have! But your other neighbor birds may not think so :)

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Very nice with all the random branches !