4/19, Between Feedings

Isolde in Her Nest

More evidence of a hatch at the cathedral red-tail nest, as two feedings were observed today. Also, mama Isolde is now "sitting high" and is often visible. However, the height of the nest is such that it's likely to be two weeks or more before the nestlings are big enough and active enough to be visible from street level.

Donna observed a late-afternoon feeding around 4:30 or 5:00. At 6:30, Isolde was barely visible, her head just poking up to where she could scan the skies. At 7:00 she got bored with that position and moved over to sit on the south edge of the nest (shown above), where she stayed for about 20 minutes, watching passers-by on Morningside Drive below.

Norman finally flew in about 7:25, apparently making a quick fly-by food delivery as Isolde immediately began a feeding. Again, some suggestion that she was feeding nestlings in two different locations in the nest.

Posted 4/19/2010 10:23:00 PM by Robert

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