Confirming Three at St. John's Cathedral
Green-Wood on Memorial Day

Green-Wood

I went to Green-Wood Cemetery for the first time on Sunday.  It looks like a great place for a Red-tailed Hawk family.

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Big Mama on her nest.

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Junior trying to raid a nest while being harassed by a Mockingbird.

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The Mockingbird was relentless and Junior moved on.

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Junior is Big Mama's new mate, not one of the young ones, by the way.

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A close up of Big Mama's very light eyelids.  I thought they were lighter than I had remembered other Red-tails having, but I reviewed some old photographs and they're the same as other Red-tails.

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Her kids have them too.

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The nest has two chicks.

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While we were there a Turkey Vulture passed through.  Both parents were quick to fly off and escort the Vulture out of the area.

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The Turkey Vulture leaving the area!

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They eyasses finally wake up and become active.

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Big Mama returns to a nearby tree.

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Before returning to the nest.