Friday, July 21, 2017

Green-Wood Hawks Update

The participants on last Sunday's "Birding in Peace" tour got to experience some fun fledgling Red-tailed Hawk antics. The Green-Wood Cemetery red-tailed “twins” are successfully fledged and out of the nest. I tracked them down through the alarm calls of several robins, jays and a Red-eyed Vireo. They were hanging out together on the top of a Weeping Beech near the corner of Cypress and Vine Avenues. They then flew around a bit crying for a fresh direct food delivery and made some awkward crash landings into the surrounding trees. The two didn't appear to venture much farther from the nest tree than a couple of hundred yards.

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