Monday, March 12, 2012

Young Red-tails

This past weekend was pretty terrific for weather in the Twin Cities.  I birded my butt off, and got some great FOY birds for the season! 
Found these two SY Red-tails in a local cemetary.  There is a small body of water which I thought might be open, and contain some of the great waterfowl I keep hearing about.  Instead, there was about a 3-foot-square patch of open water, with one pair of Mallards, and these two hawks perched above.  I didn't hold out much luck that they would be successful in their hunting quest, but one never knows when there is a combination of patience, ingenuity and small hunting space.

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