Protecting Home Turf

I haven’t seen our Red-tail friends in a week and the presence of a juvenile in the Capitol worries me.

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There’s been no additional work on the nest in the past few weeks and the leaves seem to be thriving despite the cold.

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Some Coopers are around.  This guy just blew thru a bunch of pigeons

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I saw this Cooper today sitting on a light post…. then took off

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While enjoying the 50 degree weather after a brutal 14 degree weekend, I saw this Red-tail high up just floating… floating… floating…

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then suddenly… another  RedTail (video link) swooped in.  I thought it was Mom and Dad, but the other one was clearly a juvenile.

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They flew really, really high. To give you a perspective.  here’s how it looked from the ground.  Can you find them?

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Here’s a 100% crop:

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Talk about protecting home turf!
But, until Mama’s in the nest, nothing is sure.

We’ll see in about 5 weeks.

 

 

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