I took the following pictures last Friday, June 15 just after a pretty heavy rain storm. To identify these young hawks I am naming them with numbers: "H1", "H2", and "H3"; in the understanding that the eldest is H1 and the youngest H3. The three look very healthy and strong so I guess food has not been a problem.
This is the first time in more than six years that I have the fortune to see the nest so close and from above, a bird's view or rather 'a hawk eye's view', of the nest - since the eggs were laid (approx end of April) until now, nearly two months later - and it is a tremendous learning experience.
I am not an ornithologist, nor an expert on hawks but I love to see and hear them, to watch and study their behavior, especially their unique family bond.
|Mother "Alba" observes her three hawklets from above. Note one of baby's feet extreme right.|
|H1 looks the strongest and practically ready to leave nest tree.|
| H3 (in nest) and possibly H2 on branch to the right|
|The three hawklets at nest tree. H1 is on branch to the left|
|Parent hawk perched at old nest tree, now used mostly as roost tree|
|Zooming out of nest tree|
|Mother "Alba" still angry with me. Screeching.|