Wednesday, February 2, 2011
About a week ago I heard some red shouldered hawks screeching around our house, I went outside to investigate and saw two hawks in the lone nest at the top of our liquidamber tree mating. I couldn't get a good photo at the time and wondered if they'd come back. If you click on the link and go to sound and click you can hear the sound of hawks screeching.
Yesterday I heard them screeching and looked out the window and saw the female in the nest. I took a few photos through the glass. She adjusted the leaves and branches for a while and then settled in for a rest.
All the while the male called to her but she stayed put, testing out the nest for size. I sat back down and later she flew off. I wish I had a camera with a better telephoto for bird photos. I wanted to get a photo of her flying off to show you her wings, but I wasn't as patient as her. I don't think she's laid any eggs yet. I wonder if she'll be back today?