Thursday, June 3, 2010

Did You See It?

I missed it. Didn't wait long enough yesterday morning.

Hoku fledged at 8:03 AM, Pacific time, on June 2nd. You can watch it on video if you like.




This little bird has been trying hard for a few days. We watched it perch on the edge of the nest, beating its wings.







Then finally, with a blur of wings.....









And now - an empty nest.

Nesting season in California is ended for this year.
We will be able to return in October to see it all once again.

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All three of the eaglets have fledged. They can still be seen on the branches near their nest. Sometimes very interesting, moving from branch to branch.


The redtailed hawks have not yet left the nest. They do explore the ledge, and are quite large. They are sometimes hard to see, since they are nearly the same color as the nest. They will be leaving soon.

3 comments:

Daryl said...

Made me think of my friend's little grand daughter and her desire to walk by herself .. she's just a year old ... she is so ready to take off and begin what us humans do when we fledge

Rambling Woods said...

Thanks for the update...it is a mixture of happiness and sadness watching these nests....

Singing Bear said...

Wonderful. Nature's gifts.