Red-Shouldered Hawk Nest – 2017

Red-Shouldered Hawk Nest – 2017

 

Welcome to the TGO Nature Center’s 2017 Red-Shouldered Hawk Nest page. Click on the photos for a closer look at these chicks.

 

Gary Wittstock took the two photos below on May 21, 2017.

 

Red-Shouldered Hawk with two chicks.

 

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Mom feeds frog and stares at me.

 

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The three photos below were taken by Gary Wittstock on May 22, 2017.

 

Learning the world.

 

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Mom with Anole while Dad goes off hunting.

 

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Chick reaches for Anole.

 

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Gary Wittstock caught these dramatic images on May 23, 2017.

 

The photo below shows the nest in a moss covered tree.

 

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Caught this Red Shouldered Hawk on top of a dead Palm tree off Plantation Dr. Thought she might have a piece of something to help build her nest. Got a couple shots and she took off. When I blew it up in Lightroom I saw this Green Snake and knew it was another Meals-On-Wings for her chick! Once in the air I RAN back to the nest, and there was mom with her hungry chick. (The next three photos tell the story.)

 

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Photo Courtesy of Gary Wittstock

 

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Mom and chick with frog.

 

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Gary Wittstock captured the pair on May 27, 2017.

 

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Gary took the series of photos below on May 28, 2017.

 

Mom watches as chick eats an anole.

 

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They are NOT peering out from over the nest’s edge. Well sort of. they are peeping out from behind their quickly darkening feathers.

 

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Getting a little tight in the nest so flight testing is limited. AND the tight nesting space mean mom and dad now stay outside the nest to feed them, hidden behind moss and tree limbs.

 

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Chick pair facing camera.

 

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Well, sadly there goes the Geico mascot and symbol. Hope he was insured! Not sure I’d want to be his backup!

 

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