I saw a red shoulder hawk flying away from a tree. I looked over to where he came from and saw this tiny head staring down at me.
I walked around the nest and realized there were 3 baby red shoulder hawks in a nest. This one looks like the oldest. He was almost fully grown but still had a lot of fuzzy feathers.
At one point all three were sitting up. The nest was high up in the tree and a little off the trail so it was dark and I had trouble getting a good shot of them. Not to mention it was about to rain.
The older one called out a few times. Probably for mom wondering where dinner was. I didn’t stay long since it was about to start sprinkling.
I headed to Kapok Park after work not expecting much. It was sunny when I left work but dark clouds were heading my way. I started out my walk and the sun kept going behind clouds but I was hoping the rain would hold off for at least an hour. I got in a good hour and a half walk before it started to sprinkle and of course I was on the other side of the park so I started walking quickly back to my car. Just as I got to my car I could see the moon peeking out before the cloud hid it. It was a nice surprise to find the baby hawks. I’ll have to look for them next time I’m there to see if they are still hanging around the old nest for a while.
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