Cherish is my favorite word, and I cherish the ability of turning the routine into a beautiful moment.
Nature creates in me, a spiritual and meditative time to bring peace, harmony and balance, into an otherwise ordinary day~
Mary Howell Cromer







Monday, March 8, 2010

Usually this time of year, the male would breed her after this, but he did not this visit~

An update on the Red-Shouldered hawk pair, as best I know to date.  It was just last Thursday and Friday, that I observed the pair about two city sized blocks from our land.  Then  sometime later in day on Friday, they appeared to have begun building a nest in same crotch of tree from last season..  They  have done some work on it since then, but still uncertain about how things will shake out.  I was able to take a few long range photographs yesterday afternoon, as the male brought a snake to the female and then left.  Usually this time of year, the male would breed her after this, but he did not this visit.  Then this afternoon, I went to same long range area to view with my binoculars, but no sign of them.  Then a while later, some five acres from nest site, I heard one of them very close and it was the female that landed right behind our home.  I waited behind curtains and watched as best I could as she flew another two acres further to grab a meal from her mate.  Thus, my closing remarks... Just not sure yet~

8 comments:

  1. Beautiful shots Mary! Can you entice them somehow: bring in some snakes perhaps? lol

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  2. Beautiful hawks, I do hope they have a successful nesting season and that you are able to share it with us.

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  3. Beautiful pictures. When I get pictures of "bird porn." Hopefully you will see it and get some pictures to share.

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  4. Very enjoyable post and photos are outstanding

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  5. Hi Mary,
    Nice to hear about the habits of your bird around and nice pictures you got. I think we are all waiting for life to come back again!

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  6. Mary, i'm sure you will get even better shots once they settle down in earnest. Can't wait to see them feeding the young.

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  7. I'm so glad I found this. I've been wondering what a nest looked like, so I would know where to look for them.

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  8. Its really great Mary, I enjoyed it greatly..I love you work..

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