Saturday, 2-14-09 - North Woods
We searched for their roosting locations this evening without success, but did gain some clues about their locations. The male arrived from the level of the bypass road coming in from near the police post. The female seemed to be on the path about 50 feet from the rustic bridge.
The two of them copulated and the male took off. The female then called for a long period of time on the path that goes east from under Glen Span Arch. In previous years, the her old mate would have brought her a treat after copulation. I wonder if her new, younger mate doesn't know what's expected of him?
Below are pictures of the female, who we've nicknamed Trident because of the three think lines that radiate backwards from her beak on her forehead.