I walked through the Capitol and found none of the fledglings. Other birds were quiet as well. But… there was a distant wail… that of a Red-tail hawk. Yep, the younglings were on the building tops.
Here’s the ‘electrician’ hawk…
Hmm… let’s see… where does this wire go?
Of course they’re wailing. Papa (I think) was right next door…
And their training continues…
Wait… looks like I got something….
Oh, yes… a twig… Good Job!
These fledglings have been flying with talons down and swiping at tree limbs, dive-jumping at things on the grass. Definitely practicing their hunting skills.
This batch is MUCH more hunting oriented than last year or the the year before.
Way to go, kids!