5/24, Grant's Tomb

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Although neighborhood birdwatchers reported as early as May 4 that they thought they could see a third red-tail nestling in the hawk nest at Grant's Tomb (and I saw hints of that being so), it wasn't until around May 20 that the reports of a third baby hawk became frequent and definite. I finally got a clear sighting of all three on Thursday, May 24, during the early evening feeding.

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Mama took care to make sure that all three got fed, then after 10-12 minutes she took off. The kids stayed up for a while, with one engaging in some vigorous wing-flapping. Then it was time to settle down and digest the meal.

Posted 5/31/2018 01:05:00 AM by Robert

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