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Archive for June 2, 2011

Red-tailed Hawk Nest

It took two red-tailed hawks about a week to construct a nest in a tree near my home this spring. Mating took place, eggs were laid, and roughly three weeks ago the eggs hatched. Two white, downy chicks are rapidly increasing in size. Today one of the parents returned to the nest with a branch of a sugar maple in its talons; apparently, red-tailed hawks periodically spruce up their nest with a touch of greenery throughout the nesting period.