Coopers Hawk in Nest
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Coopers Hawk in Nest

Charline

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I have been watching this hawk nest since mid-May. In the past, I could only see a motionless tail, including yesterday evening.


Today, the female bird was moving and make calls. I wonder if a baby has hatched.


Could it be?

https://charline.pixels.com/featured/coopers-hawk-incubating-eggs-charline-xia.html
« Last Edit: June 06, 2021, 07:46:55 pm by Charline »


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Yes a possibility. If the eggs were laid in early May, it is about time that they hatch and another 30 days before they fledge. You might be in for a good show from the youngsters. I have a Merlin pair nesting near my house - I see them off and on when I go out for a walk. They are very vocal when the fly - so it is easy to spot.


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Yes, Dinu, I am looking forward to seeing the whole family!

Here is today's update - At 10:50 am, the male hawk was chasing some smaller birds about a few minutes away from the nest. I assumed that food would be delivered to the nest soon.

When I arrived at the nest, the female was sitting motionlessly. I could not even see her.

I was sitting under a big tree, a robin pooped on my pants and backpack, yikes!

Nothing happened until 12:20 pm. The male came to a nearby tree and said hello to his wife. She responded very briefly. I only managed to photograph a part of the body of the male. Then he flew away.

At 1 pm, the female stretched and preened a bit then took a peek at me: https://charline.pixels.com/featured/coopers-hawk-looking-down-from-nest-charline-xia.html


Then all went quiet.

Due to the lack of food delivery, I don't think the chicks were hatched.


« Last Edit: June 01, 2021, 03:04:06 pm by Charline »