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

Chapter 12

Three in the Nest!

May 30: How Many Are There?

Jay and I check on the nest every time we leave the house or come back home. Tonight, we looked to see if Henrietta was perched above the nest as usual. Then suddenly, we both saw movement in the nest! A tawny-colored blob appeared right in the center of the nest! One of the chicks was moving about! I ran inside to get my camera, and when I returned there was more movement in the nest -- a flutter to the right, then another tawny blob on the left. There may be three little hawks in the nest!

First Chick

Look very closely at the nest below. In addition to the bold chick peering over the nest edge, there's another fluffy head to the chick's left. Then, in the center of the nest a third ball of fluff can be seen through the sticks.

How Many Chicks?

Continue to Chapter 13: Meet the Buccaneers