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Empty Nest!

The red-tailed hawk nest which has been featured several times this summer is empty!  Yesterday I watched as the remaining  young red-tail climbed  out on a branch above the nest  and flew over the adjacent field, landing in a tree on the edge of the field.  Because recently-fledged red-tailed hawks tend to stay very near their nest for the first few days (and sometimes weeks)  after fledging, this may well have not been its maiden flight.  Nevertheless, it was a wonderful sight to see!