The day started quiet, with Mama on the nest. Her head was quite a bit higher and hence more visible from ground level.
Fifteen minutes later, there was action…. lots of it. Papa flew landed on the Revenue bldg followed by Blynken. Papa took off and landed on a tree next to the Capitol. Blynken followed.
Papa had something in his talons. FOOD!
Mama took off from the nest and landed on the same tree as Papa. Blynk landed on the Capitol and Mama went after Blynken.
Blynk took off but the fight ensued in the air above the nest.
Blynk landed on the spire opposite the nest. Mama landed and Blynk took off.
Papa looks up, at Blynken
With Blynken out of the way, Papa delivered FOOD!
But Mama wasn’t finished with Blynken. The fight continued on the trees by the Capitol.
All 3 Red-tails flew west and only Papa returned back to the nest.
With Blynken out of the way, Papa drops in to the nest to most possibly start feeding the newly hatched Red-tails.
Although there is no visual evidence that the eggs have hatched, they most likely have considering the ferocity of fight between Mama and Blynken and food being delivered into the nest!
With new kids on the block, Blynken has worn out his welcome.