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Monday, May 29, 2023

First Flight

I saw one of the young red tailed hawks fly the other day, for the first time, a short trip to the river bank. I didn't have a camera with me, it was in my other vehicle. 

This morning there was only one hawk in the nest. Things happen really fast at this point.  Sometimes they stick around for a month or two, occasionally they are gone forever. I waited for about a half hour for the hawkling to return but it did not. 

Later I saw the sibling fly out of an oak tree about a quarter mile away. Must feel so great to finally get your wings!

This remaining bird will lose its nascent timidity very soon and embark on its own path forward and into the skies.


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