One in Adelphi, Maryland, one in Wildwood, Florida, one at the US National Arboretum with a grandfatherly interest in many more around the DC area (unless noted, pictures are taken the day of post)
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Red-tailed Hawk with a piece of crow in his mouth....Installment 2: Blurry predator week
Another bad picture, but it was fun to watch the pair of Red-tails eating a crow in the Cedar just beyond the Headhouse parking lot. Sounds gruesome. Michael spotted them, then a number of us watched them. This one is the male; they both ate for a while before the female flew across the road and sat in a Hemlock for a while before taking off for parts unknown. Violence and courtship. Sue says they ought to be already nested and brooding, but this felt like a mating scenario, even before we noticed a third Red-tail circling overhead?!? We'll pay attention and update details.