Friday, May 18, 2007

Hawk Nest Report

We checked on the Red Shouldered Hawk Nest that we've been watching and even though we can't see any nestlings, the behavior of the adults is entirely consistent with brooding nestlings--the adults come and go fairly often right now. We've read that towards the end, it goes down to ten minutes a day spent at the nest. Nothing worth taking a picture of yet, but we're going to keep trying. If we get some good weather, we might picnic down there so we can watch for awhile.

As an aside, there was a recent post on the VA Bird List that I subscribe to talking about the decline of American Kestrel numbers in Loudoun County, VA. I guess I was very lucky to see the kestrel that we saw on Monday. The survey taken over the weekend only revealed two in the county (although of course there could be more that didn't reveal themselves during the survey period).


Larry said...

-I'll be looking forward to the baby Red-shouldered Hawks.

Betsy True said...

I'm hoping we'll be able to see some soon!