At noon, I saw a solitary Red-tail flying northbound.
It took a short pit-stop at the PNC spire then flew off further north. I’m not 100% sure, but I think this was Mama.
On my way home, I was greeted by one Red-tail flying over downtown…
No. Make that 2 Red-tails. The pair was enjoying the nice weather. But what about their eggs in the nest?
From my past-years’ observations, they do this from time to time, specially when the weather starts to warm up.
It’s not easy sitting and incubating eggs for several hours at a time! They need to stretch those wings too.
Mama (top), Papa (bottom)
I can tell Mama just came from the nest. Look at her belly feathers. They’re all turned outside indicating incubation duties.
The pair took off towards the BB&T and I lost them behind the building. But what about the eggs? Who’s guarding them?
No worries. One of them (most probably Mama) took a steep dive to return to duty.
Why should the Red-tails have all the fun? I’m red too! 🙂