I haven’t seen our Red-tail friends in a week and the presence of a juvenile in the Capitol worries me.
There’s been no additional work on the nest in the past few weeks and the leaves seem to be thriving despite the cold.
Some Coopers are around. This guy just blew thru a bunch of pigeons
I saw this Cooper today sitting on a light post…. then took off
While enjoying the 50 degree weather after a brutal 14 degree weekend, I saw this Red-tail high up just floating… floating… floating…
then suddenly… another RedTail (video link) swooped in. I thought it was Mom and Dad, but the other one was clearly a juvenile.
They flew really, really high. To give you a perspective. here’s how it looked from the ground. Can you find them?
Here’s a 100% crop:
Talk about protecting home turf!
But, until Mama’s in the nest, nothing is sure.
We’ll see in about 5 weeks.