The sun was out and the morning was rather comfortable. Perfect for the eyasses to be roving the edges of their home
and checking out their flight gear. Quite a bit of remiges are already visible
At around lunch time, the sun blared and it turned into a hot and humid day. No problem. The nest is so situated that it doesn’t get the brunt of the full noon-day sun.
Hawk-Walk was perfect as the eyasses seemingly looked in the direction of the telescopes. It was a treat for the hawk-walkers to see them up and about not to mention one of the adults catching lunch and landing on a lamp post no more than 50 feet away from the hawk-walkers.
Here’s the clearest images of the kids. Looks like the RTH’s have only 3 this year and they’re always hungry. All three seemed to be calling out to Mama for food. Time to name the kids: Wynken, Blynken, and Nod.
Mama drops in, not with food but rather with more nesting material. While she can’t hover like a hummingbird, on this landing, she had to brake and flapped hard to get some elevation and picked a spot to land so as not to accidentally hit any of the kids. Whew! This one was close!
These eyasses are about 3-4 weeks old and are growing fast! In another 3-4 weeks, they should fledge the nest. The month of May should be an interesting one to watch!