The Kids are All Right

Sept 24

Fall … the best time of the year.

I did my normal checks for our Red-tail friends at the Capitol but didn’t see anyone.  Even the Blue jays were quiet. As I passed the bus terminal, I saw one hawk on the staircase of a parking deck.  Before I could take any pictures, she took off!  All a wingless bi-ped could do was chase em down.

I couldn’t find her in the trees on Moore Square, but a block down was an unmistakable silhouette of a hawk.  I took a few back-lighted shots and was surprised when another hawk joined in!

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I couldn’t tell if it was Mama or Papa or the kids, but I was guessing it was Eden and maybe Papa.  I turned the corner  to get a better shot, but by the time I got there, one had already left.

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This was definitely Eden.  She took off not soon after I took this shot.

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She didn’t go far, so I took the chance and went after her.  Eden was on a utility pole and as I took shots and looked further east…

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Well.. well… here’s the other hawk and it’s NOT Mama or Papa!  It’s Sally!

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I admit I don’t know who’s who. but both kids are still in town!  In any case, Eden took off and went for the dish…

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Then quickly joined her sibling.

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Howdy, sister!

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Eden didn’t stay long on the rooftop and took off.  She flew several blocks SE and it was too far for me to follow.  Besides, Sally was right here.

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Sally didn’t stay long either and flew off.

Both kids are all right.  Hmmm… I wonder how He-Larry is doing out there… somewhere…

Ciao!

JP

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