Saturday, June 23, 2018

Red-tailed Hawks “Watching my babies grow!”

I was so thrilled to see a pair of young Red-tailed Hawks at Sholom Park a couple weeks ago!

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They were just testing their wings by jumping from one tree limb to another.

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It was ‘challenging’ to get good photos but you get the idea.

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They were even clinging to the side of the tree like a woodpecker does. So cute!

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I made a point to go a week later to check on them and they were still in the same area.

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They love to call and call to each other.

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Looks like their feathers have smoothed out a bit just in this one week.

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Just a few more!

After all they are still my babies!

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It looks like this one is saying, “I don’t remember that big cone being there when I landed here!” lol

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Have you seen any baby birds this year?

I’m joining Saturday’s critters HERE

and I’d Rather B Birdin’.

32 comments:

Sandy said...

Very cool to see a pair!!!

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Good morning. How fun to get to watch the young Red-tailed Hawks plus return and get to see them again.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, great post on the baby hawk. It is always cool to see the baby birds.
Your hawk photos are awesome. I only see the herons around here. Maybe some juvenile Catbirds. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. I appreciate your visit and comment too. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Debbie said...

these are really good captures of the hawks!! best to see them in the wild, on park property, then in your backyard. they really wreak havoc on the little birds at the feeders when they visit my yard!!

have a wonderful weekend!!!

Karen Ann said...

How adorable!! I see plenty of adults around our fields but I have not seen juveniles this age!

Lea said...

Wonderful!
Have a great weekend!

laurie said...

they really are beautiful aren't they,, I did a painting of a Red Tail Hawk for a woman in New York a number of years ago and it was one of my very favorite works,, they are such a regal intelligent looking bird with the smarts to go with!! Thank you so much for sharing this,,

Sandra said...

the babies really are adorable. we live in an area that is full of hawks and they are about the only birds we have left. they have decimated the squirrels and the bird life. there are so many of them there is not enough food. we had 1/2 dozen squirrels and they are all gone, we see one, once in a wild... all the song birds are gone, 2 weeks ago we have several..

Betty said...

So pretty. We had some Robins building a nest on the front porch a few months ago. I watched her and her mate take care of the little ones. Their was three of them.

Small City Scenes said...

Great to get shots of the youngins'. Be adults in no time
MB

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You get the best photos!!

Susie said...

Diane, I love all those bird pictures. I do not blame you for going back a week later to see how they were growing. What a difference a week made in their feathers. Enjoy your babies. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Pam Jackson said...

Now seen any babies coming and going this yr but I have heard them all in the trees. There was a nest out in the backyard somewhere where a set of red birds had babes. I would watch mom and dad come to the feeder and mom would get what she needed while dad was a couple of branches away....watching. Then as they flew to the back on the yard you would hear the babes start up. Love that sound. THanks for sharing your pics. Very nice.

Terri D said...

No baby birds near here but I did see those two Sandhill Cranes with their little "colts" awhile back. They were in the parking lot at a medical center.

Betty Crow said...

We have bluebird babies. How awesome to have young hawks to watch. Have a wonderful weekend.

bill burke said...

These are wonderful to see. Thanks so much for sharing.

Lowcarb team member said...

What lovely photographs.
Can't say I've seen any baby birds, but as I sit here on Saturday evening typing I can hear the birds singing as they settle down for the night.

Happy weekend wishes

All the best Jan

happyone said...

Wow what amazing captures of the little ones.

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Oh boy--what delightful photos of beautiful birds--
thanks for sharing--
enjoy, di

Joyful said...

You got some great photos of the hawk. There are a lot of varieties of birds where I live if one goes out a bit farther. In my neighbourhood and my patio I only get the same 3-4 varieties.

A Colorful World said...

Great shots! What a marvelous find!

Linda said...

Fun to see these little hawks!

italiafinlandia said...

Hello,
How tender and cute critters!

Phil Slade said...

A good find Diane. And then to go back and see them growing so quickly was a bonus. I hope they do well in life.

Anni said...

BEAUTIFUL images among the pine! Simply beautiful. For sharing this post with us birders, I thank you.

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful series of photos on the developmental process of the red tail hawk ~ Nature has such gems!

Happy Week ahead to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Cherdecor said...

Nice pictures! We haven't had any baby birds around our place this year. Today we drove to the park and saw a lot of Canada geese. There aren't usually that many there but today we had to stop the car to let a dozen or so cross in front of us. People were feeding them and the sign clearly said, "Do not feed the geese." Oh well.

Angie said...

It is interesting how much more mature they look with a little bit of time. Around here, I have seen (really, heard) swallow babies inside a nesting box, and turkey babies with their mamas.

EL RINCON DE CHELO said...

Preciosas fotografías de los alcones!!!

It's me said...

Wowwww...our nature is so beautiful !!....lovely week enjoy summer love Ria x 💜

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...


Fortuitous shots!!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Having fun catching up now that we’re home again! It is a real gift to be able to watch baby birds grow....I love that our Florida Eagle nest coincides with Snowbird season.,.have loved watching the process. Now here in Eugene there’s an osprey nest on the UO campus...I plan to go see it as soon as we get “Oregonized” here. Love the pictures of your growing hawk babies....you caught great facial expressions.