We interrupt this program to bring you a special reminder:
1st hawk walk is this Thursday, April 4th at 11:30 am – 1:00 pm at the Mall along Edenton Street, downtown Raleigh, NC
And now, back to our regularly scheduled programming 🙂
As promised, the cold returned today bringing 35 degree temps in the morning. Not a head nor a tail was visible, but an old friend passed right thru Edenton. It’s Kassie the kestrel.
Not a very good shot as it was still kind of dark, but good to know he’s back as well. If you remember from last year, Kassie gave Mama such a hard time 🙂
Kassie’s Nest. Yes, he can fit into that small crack on the gutter.
I wasn’t sure who this hawk was, but suddenly, there were 2! As it turned out, hawk on the left was Blynken and on the right was Mama. Nothing like catching a little air… with Mama. Or maybe Mama was telling Blynken that he’s going to have new brothers and sisters soon and he shouldn’t hang around too close to the nest. 🙂
Mama took off to the back of the Wells and a few minutes later, she was charging towards the nest but at the last second, she turned around and flew west. I guess she didn’t forget. Need to bring something when entering the nest. Pay toll 🙂
Mama came back with something in her beak. Nope. Not food, not yet.
Mama looked down into the nest as it
took a tad longer (not the usual 10 second exchange) before Papa got up and took off.
I browsed thru images from last year and the 1st food delivery to the nest occurred on April 11th and that’s just around the corner.