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Thursday, May 21, 2015


The hawk eyeass are growing up quickly, right on schedule. The picture above, still coated in their downy white feather fur, was taken right before I left for Santa Barbara.

These pictures were taken yesterday and the day before. Starting to get their rufous and barred feather coat. Soon they will be hopping out of the nest. I hope to have a better lens soon and get a better capture. They should start fledging in a few more weeks.

You can clearly see this hawklet's nicitating membrane, which helps keep its eye clean.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I did notice the other day how much they changed in such a short time. Oh i didn't know they had that membrane. You should enter your photo's in a contest. Beth C