Saturday, March 24, 2007

Hawks in the Fog

Well, today's fog made photos difficult, but I guess it worked out in the end. Not much to report on their activity today. They continue to build the nest up each day. One thing of note for today though was that I was able to watch as one of the hawks worked to break a branch off a tree for the nest. The hawk stood on the branch, flapped it's wings and applied pressure down with one leg, and up with the other. Each time the bird flapped it's wings I would hear and see the branch break a little more. After a few tries the branch would snap and the bird would fly back to the nest with it. Here is a photo of that happening (a video of this would have been great, but I don't have a video camera).

Breaking a branch:
Red Shouldered Hawk in Fog

A shot through the fog:
Red Shouldered Hawk on Nest in Fog