Breakfast in Bed

April 17

I arrived at the nest site a little later than usual and I was expecting Mama to be feeding the younglings.  Mama was there, but she wasn’t feeding.  She looked left, right and back looking for the delivery bird to show up.

Apr 17 (3 of 13) Apr 17 (1 of 13) Apr 17 (2 of 13)

I looked around and checked out the Wells, but no sign of the delivery bird.  Five minutes passed, then 10, then 20.  Several Blue jays started to make quite a bit of noise.  I looked again at the Capitol and the Wells, nothing.  But as I turned and looked further east,  I saw this unmistakable silhouette of a hawk.

Apr 17 (4 of 13)

I wasn’t sure who it was, but as it took off, I saw something dangling from its talons.  It was our reliable Tiercel, Papa.  He made two pit stops; one on the museum and second on the Labor building before finally flying into the nest.

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Papa landed on the nest and dropped off breakfast.

Apr 17 (10 of 13) Apr 17 (11 of 13)

Breakfast is served, but there’ s more to do. Seconds later, he turned and took off.

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No sign of the bobble hawks this morning, but we should start seeing little heads pop in and out of the nest in the coming days and weeks.

Next Hawk Watch is scheduled for Monday, April 24th @ 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM at the Bicentennial Mall along Edenton Street.

Ciao

JP

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