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

Chapter 18

Venturing Out

June 12: More Clues

Today the little hawks were moving in the branches around the nest again. This morning, two of them were perched above the nest. This view of their undersides causes me to doubt that the Zoom 1 photo we looked at yesterday is two hawks.

Two Hanging in There

June 13: Venturing Out

The young hawks are getting bolder and bolder. Jack and Will have ventured out onto a different part of nest tree.

Capn Jack and William Tell in the Tree

Seeing movement in the nest, I moved my camera. “Aha,” I said to myself, “there are surely two more hawks in the nest.” And indeed there were two hawks. When I loaded the photos to my computer and zoomed in, I was surprised to see Henrietta in the nest keeping Matey company! They both appeared to be intently watching Jack and Will, who were out on a branch beside them.

Matey Stays Home with who?

Continue to Chapter 19: Family Dinner