It's baby season! All over the metro, species of just about every kind have been able to adapt to urban situations. Take these Coopers Hawks and Red tailed Hawks - the Coops are in front of a hall on the University of Minnesota East Bank campus. Hundreds of students walk right under their tree every day. The two chicks look like they were just fed. Mom watched me from a nearby scaffolding on a building just next door.
The Red tails were hatched in a tree in south Minneapolis. Both actually have mailing addresses! The Red tails were learning how to hunt - or at least one of the three sibings was learning. One was watching from a nearby deck railing, and one was learning that on top of a nearby roof was not the best place to stay hidden from Blue Jays or Crows.