3/15, St. John the Divine

A half dozen prior visits to the red-tailed hawk nesting site at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine during the past month all suffered from poor timing, but late Saturday afternoon finally proved out. Isolde was sitting in the nest, quietly watching the skies.

Red-Tailed Hawk in Nest (6454)

That her head was so clearly visible suggests that she has not laid eggs yet. She will be hunkered down and hard to see once she is brooding. But clearly egg-laying time is coming soon.

After 40 minutes, I wandered around to see if her mate was anywhere to be seen, but no dice. Isolde apparently took a short stroll of her own, returning to the nest shortly after I did.

Red-Tailed Hawk (6502)

Posted 3/15/2014 08:47:00 PM by Robert

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On 3/15/2014 9:12 PM , Donegal Browne said...

Rob, thank you for the update on Isolde and the Cathedral Nest. I miss her. Has her current mate been named?