Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Hawk Nest

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?


  1. How great you are going to be able to view the whole process. The good thing, you won't have any rats or snakes, the bad, pretty sure any song birds will go elsewere.
    It will be exciting when the babies grow and fledge.

  2. Very cool to see. Thanks for sharing!

  3. How exciting to keep watch. I think she'll be back. I kept an eye on a bird last year and her offsprings, two made it one didin't. So I buried her/him in my backyard. I too wish I had a better camera, but the lasting visual in my mind is there for ever.

    I hope she comes back to visit you again.

  4. Wonderful discovery!!! Thanks for sharing and I look forward to seeing that photo of her magnificent wingspan once you manage to capture it...

  5. We have a pair of hawks living near us (not this near) We also still have plenty of song birds, squirrels and chipmunks. They are beautiful to watch, I hope you get to see them raise chicks.

  6. thanks Linda, yes, it takes time and a lot of energy, but I am so eager to work again and so frustrated because it takes so much time to do what I used to do in no time at all...
    next week i am going to meet a chinese doctor, hoping to get some chinese herbs which will help me to get stronger faster.
    although I am not participating yet with comments, I do read yours and others' blogs, and admire your new works, house, and studio.

  7. Wow, these hawks are magnificent!

  8. Hi Patti, thanks, I notice the robins all fly away when they hear the hawk.

    Hi Ronna, thanks, glad you enjoyed the post.

    Hi Yolanda, thanks, you are right the lasting visual is in my head.

    Hi Kathy, thanks, good one, yep I'll keep looking up.

    Hi Marsha, thanks, I hope I get the photo, thanks for stopping by.

    Hi Lori, thanks, we have so many birds here all of a sudden I can't believe how many, robins will be a post soon.

    Hi Kari, thanks, and thanks for stopping by.

    Hi Varda, thanks, no obligation to comment, I was thinking of you, I hope the chinese medicine helps. I really think the trace minerals and vitamins are very helpful. But I think a year of time will show noticeable results, but I know that doesn't help the frustration, I've been there before myself, hang in there.

    Hi Trish and Rob, thanks, yes they are, hope all is well with you two.


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