Over the last few months, I’ve been watching a Red-shouldered Hawks’ nest at Central Winds Park. It all started with their courtship along rte 434 just south of the park. Then I found their nest inside the park. I’ve seen the fledgings hanging out on branches by the nest, and now they’re flying around the park. I wasn’t sure how many young ones there were, because there was no good view of the nest. I knew there was at least two. Well this afternoon I found one down by the shore of Lake Jesup, and then two near the nest area. I can’t be sure if the one by the shore made it back to the nest area by the time I did, but I have a feeling that that’s what happened. I didn’t see either of the adults, but the kiddos appear to be doing fine.
Given how cloudy/shady it was, I had to shoot both of these at pretty high ISO. The first was shot at 1250 and the other two were taken at 3200. But these are nearly full-frame images. They did not seem to mind me one bit.