juvenile coopers hawk in the grass The Saga
Rufous and Henrietta Hawk

Chapter 5

The Nest is Complete

March 24: The Nest is Complete

The nest appears to be complete. Rufous has taken advantage of every nice day to fly in new building material. The nest appears to be almost conical in shape, about 16” in diameter, and maybe 12” deep at the center.

This morning, we saw Henrietta standing on the side of the nest. Is she inspecting Rufous’ handiwork? Is she thinking of laying an egg? Is she surveying her kingdom? Whatever is on her mind, she knows that her work is about to begin in earnest.


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