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Taken in Marana, Az with my Canon Powershot SX10IS.

I swear I am going to cry when they leave!

Last year I watched these two Red-tails build their nest. Didn’t see anything come of it, though I wasn’t looking or watching very hard. This year I was paying attention and viola! Babies. There are two of them and they are too cute. I only stuck around for 10 minutes because Mom & Dad are all to aware of my truck and are always watching…..This is what I could capture in that time along with about 99 more..lol


A clutch of 1 to 3 eggs is laid in March or April, depending upon latitude. Clutch size depends almost exclusively on the availability of prey for the adults. Eggs are laid approximately every other day. The eggs are usually about 60 × 47 mm (2.4 × 1.9 in). They are incubated primarily by female, with the male substituting when the female leaves to hunt or merely stretch her wings. The male brings most food to the female while she incubates. After 28 to 35 days, the eggs hatch over 2 to 4 days; the nestlings are altricial at hatching. The female broods them while the male provides most of the food to the female and the young, which are known as eyasses (pronounced “EYE-ess-ess”). The female feeds the eyasses after tearing the food into small pieces. After 42 to 46 days, the eyasses begin to leave the nest on short flights. The fledging period lasts up to 10 weeks, during which the young learn to fly and hunt

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Comments

  • Michael Cummings
    Michael Cummingsabout 4 years ago

    nice capture Kimberly

  • Thank you Michael, My heart smiles every day I see them!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Karen  Moore
    Karen Mooreabout 4 years ago

  • Karen  Moore
    Karen Mooreabout 4 years ago

    I wanted to add they are so cute !!!

  • Thank you so much Karen, it means a lot for you to add that!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Sherry Pundt
    Sherry Pundtabout 4 years ago

    Wow it seems like the are getting more and more feathers over night! Great capture.

  • I know, I swear I am going to cry when they leave the nest!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Franklin Lindsey
    Franklin Lindseyabout 4 years ago

    Never seen baby Hawks Kimberly! Thanks for letting us see this. Arizona has got to have more Hawks than anywhere….gotta get there one day!

  • I do believe so at time as well! Thank you so much my friend!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Joy Leong-Danen
    Joy Leong-Danenabout 4 years ago

    Wow I’ve never seen baby hawks either Kimberly!

  • This is my first time as well and can’t help but to go every day…..seeing they are a mile from my house!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • byronbackyard
    byronbackyardabout 4 years ago

    Oh look … so gorgeous and growing so fast … how wonderful to be there to record it!

  • I truly feel blessed no doubt Deb, thank you Ma’am!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Krys Bailey
    Krys Baileyabout 4 years ago

    My, how they’ve GROWN Kimberly!!!! They even look a little like hawks now! A fab series – bravo! ;o)

  • I do appreciate it and am so glad that I can share this with everyone. Thank you Krys!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 4 years ago

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerabout 4 years ago

    Lovely capture … it’s nice to see them growing!

  • And growing they are! Thank you Trish☺

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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