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Hawks of the Bay Area; Fritz Wilhelm

Below are the pictures of a pair of young hawks growing up

 

Two  4 week old Red-tail- hawks huddling together

 

Keeping a sharp eye on the photographer

beginning to test the wings

Looking around

Preening a great deal

Watching together

 

Jumping

 

Checking the toe nails

Exercising the wings

Mom and Dad visit the nest

 

Two weeks later (June 3rd), one had already left the nest. This one is practicing jumps

The final stage before letting go for the first flight

A new nest

 

in the same nature area. 2012

     

 

Courtship

 

Juvenile (left) and adult (right)

 

This juvenile red-tail hawk flew into

 

a small oak tree with thin branches. He struggled to keep balance

Red-tail hawk

 

A juvenile Red-tail hawk

W. Kingbird-R.T. Hawk

Red-tail hawk

 

Red-tail hawk

 

Red-tail hawk

Red-tail hawk

Red-tail hawk

Red-tail hawk

 

Red-tail hawk

 

Red-tail hawk

 

Red-tail hawk

 

 

Northern harrier,  juvenile

 

Northern harrier, male

 

Juvenile

 

Northern harrier, female

 

Juvenile

Red-shouldered hawks

Red-shouldered hawk

  

Red-shouldered hawk

 

Red-shouldered hawk

Still bound to the nest

 

This Redshouldered Hawk has caught a gopher and is devouring it leasurely.

       
   

Adult

 

  This juvenile

  Cooper's hawk caught

 

a dove in our backyard.

 

adult Cooper's hawk

 

osprey (see osprey file)

   

 

 

 

 

 

 
       

 

 

 

         
         

 

         
         
         
Copyright 1999 by Fritz Wilhelm, Zero & One,
Last modified: July 22, 2012