Oh to be spring....well almost. After a day and a half of almost solid rain and cold temperatures, the sun coming out today and temperatures in the mid 60's is an absolute treat. With mating and nesting in full swing for the hawks, I went out to check on a local pair of Red-shouldered Hawks. I was very much surprised by their selection of a nesting tree this year. Over the last three years they have always picked a tree with a good pocket area from the main trunk to where the branches start going out.
The nest this year looks very small and in a rather precarious position. I have some worries that the nest will make it to fledge time. Hopefully the adults will shore it up a bit.