With the little ones needing more space in the nest, Mama and Papa have to take to the balcony. Being above the nest makes them very visible to the other birds in the area and they have not taken the Red-tails presence lightly.
Mack’s nest is in the bush down below and Mama or Papa looking from high up isn’t very comforting so it’s off to attack. While they pounce on Mama and Papa, I have not seen them target any of the young eyasses in the nest.
The eyasses are no longer a blob of white. They clearly have taken a bit of grey in their feathers and snuggling up to Mom is pure comfort. Being a little bigger now also gives Mama and Papa lesser concerns about other predators.
With Papa on guard above, Mama landed with lunch. Minutes later Papa took off and returned with napkins,
however, it wasn’t the right napkins and Papa took off with them. 🙂
Meanwhile, at street level, the Hawk Watchers were busy and had quite a show.
Next Hawk Watch is May 13th.