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







Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Two Eyas, & Maybe Three~

It has been a very busy time for the Red-Shouldered Hawks of Tingsgrove and Beyond. .. There are 2 eyas for certain, and as of this morning, I am pretty sure 3. 
With those wings growing and flopping around, it is still difficult to know for sure, but I thought that I saw a third little white fuzzy head there. 
A couple more trees show canopy growth touching the nest tree and so tomorrow evening, I will place aluminum pending around them, as I did a couple of weeks ago, to keep those pesky Raccoons at bay. 
The young eyas are top priority for now, and I am so passionate about making sure that they have a good chance. 

I love that one of the families that is allowing me access to their property homeschools their children and they are quite interested in the hawk activity. 
One of the little girls will yell  "Hi bird lady"  and I love that;')

The family that lives directly across the lane from the nest tree, the mom runs a preschool and her students and their families also know about the hawk activity and they are also quite excited by it all.

Another reason to help ensure that all goes according to plan, and does well~

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The adult male, usually is so busy bringing in multiple meals throughout the day, that he took a rare break recently.  In fact so rare, that I have only captured him at the nest like this before, once, or twice, ever~
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

27 comments:

  1. they are really cute with their tiny little wings and fuzzy heads and BIG gullets! :)

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  2. Great shots, as always! I like the fuzzy little white heads sticking up! I hope they all make it.

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  3. wow thats an amazing post! i love this little eagle :)

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  4. Great series of shots documenting these birds growing. And good to know the male pops in to do his bit - if only a little bit! (Typical male!)

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  5. Wonderful captures of very special moments.

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  6. Mary, very nice well done. thank you for the great blog

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  7. Great photos and very exciting to watch the little ones grow. The leafy trees keep the nest well-hidden. It sounds as if you are doing a great job teaching he neighborhood children about the birds.

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  8. So cute! White and fuzzy, and hungry as lions!!

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  9. Thanks for sharing such a lovely post and great shots!!

    Shantana

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  10. That's one pampered chick.
    A great series of images Mary.

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  11. Wonderful shots! It would be great to see those nests up close and observe the activity!

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  12. Great sequence!! I always watch the slide show. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  13. Ah, how precious your photos are!! I love that I am your follower for I love to hear about your adventures with wildlife. It's just so amazing that you care so much and are very helpful in keeping them safe and watching out for them. You, Bird Lady, are an awesome creation. You have a good heart.
    Brenda

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  14. Oh WOW ! Beautiful captures Mary !
    I understand all the excitement, I would be if I had this nest in my backyard !
    The photos are amazing, you managed to capture them beautifully ! Well done !
    Thank you for visiting my blog !

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  15. Thank you for visiting us on "LLL" and to have left a few words. We also love your blog and this series of photos is really beautiful.
    Best regards.
    Céline & Philippe

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  16. Some awesome shots and love seeing that little one. Hope you can keep those raccoons away.

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  17. Thank you all for the very kind comments. As of yesterday, it is official, 3 eyas, which is what hawk chicks are called. In fact, there may even be another surprise in the nest, and if that is the case, it will be the first time since I have been observing this pair;')~ I will keep you posted~

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  18. Being able to see and follow these birds on a daily basis is remarkable - I'm very jealous!

    Stewart M - Australia

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  19. You're brilliant Mary. Talking to and making little children so much wiser than before. I absolutely love the fantastic photos, you have got a magic eyes.

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  20. Your in a very privilaged position to be able to see this familys daily activities

    Well done with this post, its a great selection of images telling an everyday story

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  21. Wow first congrats for this impressive colelction of shots Mary! All are beautiful and well done... Funny to see that while our birds are just arriving and for some are nesting now, you already have chicks...

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  22. Mary (Bird Lady ;>... I love that)-- this is just an amazing series! You are doing such great work chronicling the red tails and with educating a future generation of birders. Fabulous.

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  23. Beautiful photographs, nature is unusual. I am greeting

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  24. Such a great look into a rarely seen world. Very nice series.

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  25. Hi Bird Lady-
    This is very exciting stuff, and your photos are amazing. Hope you're having a good weekend.

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