Sunday, June 26, 2011
Photo: Diane Edwardson, June 26, 2011, 1:43 PM. I heard the hawks calling back and forth below the log cabins. One of the adults had killed a squirrel, and was calling the babies to fly to the telephone pole for lunch. (Click on photos to enlarge.)
Photo: Diane Edwardson, June 26, 2011, 1:58PM. One of the babies was having a hard time balancing on the telephone pole and eating.
The parent continued to cry for the other baby from a nearby tree. The other baby was on the ground nearby. It flew back up to a tree once it ate the food the parent brought over. (Sorry, couldn't get a good shot of the action.)
Photo: Diane Edwardson, June 26, 2011, 1:58 PM. This week, Corralitas neighbors report hearing lots of hawks sitting and calling from the big trees. It's often a baby calling to be fed, or the parent calling for the babies to eat a fresh kill.
Friday morning, I observed the two babies practicing catching updrafts, soaring rather unsteadily from the trees near the 2 & 5 Freeway intersection on Corralitas Drive.
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