One of the Chicks Gets Some Air

I kept an extensive eye on the hawks over the weekend. Editing hours of footage down to these 7 minutes. The prize was catching one of the young ones getting a few inches of air above the nest for the first time. Before when they exercised their wings they would firmly grasp the branches in the nest, so as not to fall out. Now they are getting bolder. We might have one of them fledging by the upcoming weekend.

What Do You Think

What Do You See

Two Oldest Siblings and Dora

Three Siblings

Not So Cute

Dora and Young Hawk



  1. barbra frankel says:

    June 18, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    wow the footage and photos from the weekend were marvelous! the big ending pay off is the chick momentarily air born,
    flight practice beginning. I just love the footage of the feeding, and you can see how much different the development is of the younger chick, even by 3 days, the head is still so white and in the nest still sits so close to mom. May be this is my own crazy projections, but I enjoy seeing the whole shabang!!! Will you be staked out this weekend?? Cant imagine you wont, it may be the lift off. You mentioned that you are involved in other art projects, what type of things do you do besides all this great film?? I am involved in all kinds of textile art, weaving, spinning, organic dying, knitting and it goes on and on. Will definitely try to see the nest this weekend, thank you again for all this great documentation.
    Big Medicine continues……….
    barbra frankel ps clicked bottom boxes but as you like it !

  2. barbra frankel says:

    June 18, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    just wrote to you about the weekend post hope you received it if not let me know
    barbra frankel

  3. Patrice says:

    June 18, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    LOVE all the kid conferencing going on, and how the photos shown in a series gives the sense that–which I believe is occurring—that the kids are conferring on what the heck is on the other side of that AC/nest ledge…. They seem to be visualizing their flightpaths, looking at the possible nooks and limbs and various landing pads available…and perhaps also fretting…together. 😉

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