Both Hawk chicks have survived and are out and about. The skill set this week is learning how to hunt. They have learned the fine art of lizard catching so far.
The larger of the two has taken to using my birdbath for his own private day spa, much to the dismay of the swallows around here.
The next step in their learning is to hunt larger prey. Already the parents are getting them primed by catching larger critters and leaving them some place to soften a bit before giving it to the youngins to pick apart. Today’s “treat” was parrot. I found remnants of it left in my bird bath, and no I didn’t photo it since some around here get squeamish over nature in action.
The Hawks start their morning before 7AM. The chicks themselves concentrate their efforts more or less in the 3 yards by me. The parents fly off and watch from either the power poles or the tall pines 1 block away. They always end the day across the street from me, the Dad, Mom and chicks. By dusk they are all back up in their nest.
Pic by me, more in my urban critter flicker set.