Once again, I never kept a written record of these observations – how could I have known what the future held? It just so happens that I took some photos of a not so common bird in the neighbourhood.
My future hawk-watching self can once again confidently say that this was very likely late August.
We can confirm at least 2 juveniles in 2004 with photographic evidence. Oh, and Mama is perched up on the pole in one of the photos, can you see her?
Babies on fence, Mama top right
Project Hawk is not a scientific journal. However, I am fully aware that once the birds have left the nest, they aren’t “babies” anymore – they would more accurately be called fledglings & juveniles. I use baby/babies/young ones/littles/juveniles interchangeably throughout Project Hawk when referring to the offspring of Mama & Papa Swainson’s hawks