Red-tailed hawk nest with two nestlings

In southern Maryland while conducting a breeding bird atlas, I discovered a red-tailed hawk nest in a pine tree with two nestlings. It was like a storybook scene.

Birds Carrying Nesting Material

These are some of my favorite photos of birds carrying nesting material during this breeding season. I was only able to monitor the Fish Crow nest all the way to fledging. The nests of the other birds were either not used, not finished, or I wasn’t able to locate it.

Red-Tailed Hawk


The red-tailed hawk is a bird of prey that breeds throughout most of North America, from the interior of Alaska and northern Canada to as far south as Panama and the West Indies. It is one of the most common members within the genus of Buteo in North America or worldwide.
Eats: Squirrel
Wingspan: 3.4 – 4.8 ft.
Weight: 2.4 Lbs
Length:18–26 inches
Speed:120 mph

ID Please for hawk!!/Chickadee & Titmouse.

Red-Tailed Hawk

Beautiful Red-Tailed Hawk

Red-tailed hawk’s first day off the nest

This Red-tailed hawk chick just fledged from its nest on a light tower at Coronation Park in downtown Toronto. It doesn’t know how to fly or manage human structures like the baseball fence from which it hung for over a half hour as it tried to wrap its head around what to do! See all 3 photos for the full story.

Red Tailed Hawks!

Blake and Emma are the Red Tailed Hawks that live next to our house. They have a nest in a pine tree, where this past year they successfully raised 3 chicks, Olive, Jessie, and Whiz. I can’t wait to see what the next season will bring!

Successful Red=tailed Hawk Pair

Red-tailed hawks continue nesting for at least the 6 of the past 7 years, 3 at this site. Open hunting area and high nest and perch locations gave this red-tailed hawk great opportunity for success.

Global Big Day Birding Pt 2

Hawk trying to take fish from Eagle

This Red-tailed never got the fish, I have other photos of this.

Poolside Hawk

Just happened to look out the back window and see this guy resting by the pool. What a great moment!

Desert Red Tail Hawks

We have been observing hawk nest since we moved out into the desert a couple years ago. We are close to Federal and State land that offers a multitude of wildlife observation. My passion is red tail hawks and we have been so lucky to be able to observe these hawks and their little ones. There are three pair we’ve observed: 1)Scarlett and Rhett 2015 and 2016 they taught us hawk-person manners and are now comfortable with our presence. They had only one success last year but 3 this year, 2) Bonnie and Clyde are new this year. They successfully raised 3 this year. 3) Kate and Doc (Big Nose Kate and Doc Holliday). They are also new this year and successfully raised 3 this year as well. They were the most wary of our presence.

Red-tailed Hawk Nest, Osprey landing in nest

Ma, Pa and their two chicks nesting on a shear face of Fall Creek gorge
Osprey lands in his Stewart Park nest
Mama Red-tail preens her chick’s head
Great Blue Heron nests

Baby Red Tailed Hawk Peeks Over Nest

Baby Red Tailed Hawk peers over the nest edge after mama left the nest upon my approach.

Herby the Hawk

Hawks Nest with Babies

These photos were taken with an iPhone held up to the lens of a telescope. This nest is across the street from my home and I’ve been watching it for about 3 months now.

red-tailed hawk nest 2012

Mother’s Day 2013

An abandon Great Horned Owl Nest (8 years and owl found hit by car) became home to Red-tailed Hawks. Location: Country Club/Golf Course perimeter property. Activity observed was partial nest building, mating, adults feedings each other adults bring food and feeding, and first flight. All seen from the public road adjacent to a cemetery.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology