All Three Red-tailed Hawks Fledge; Great Blue Heron Nestlings Still Squawking

The last of the three fledglings on the Red-tailed Hawk nest finally took off a week after the others.  I missed the event, but did get some shots of D3 alone on the nest contemplating its next move.

Over at the Great Blue Heron nest life goes on pretty much as usual. One of the two unhatched eggs disappeared.  I was actually surprised this didn’t happen sooner, as the nestlings create quite a stir when expecting and devouring food deliveries.  They continue to grow,  make a lot of noise, and are reported to spend much more time in upright positions.   In the past they would often be seen with their legs bent in a sitting position. There is a lot of debris on the camera lens and unfortunately it isn’t in a place where it can be cropped out.

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Retired Art Teacher
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One Response to All Three Red-tailed Hawks Fledge; Great Blue Heron Nestlings Still Squawking

  1. Phil Lanoue says:

    What a crowd! Great to se this!

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