Sunday, April 27, 2014


If this isn't cute, I don't know what is. The first of the Red Tail Hawks eggs hatched in the wee small hours, and mama hasn't been willing to give us much more than a glimpse. Even this was a short-lived view, but one quick viewer captured it and tweeted it. Another egg is in the process of hatching. This little one hasn't been fed yet, and when that happens, we'll all get a better look. For those of you who don't know: you can watch them here.

The little fellow finally got some food, the fell over onto it's back. Notice the tiny little feet, and the belly. And on the right, the last egg over, you can see another fuzz ball, which is the second one fighting its way out of the shell. Soon we'll have two bobbleheaded fuzzballs, and probably not too long afterwards, three. Super cute.

A little later -- the second is finding great success in working its way out of the shell. E1 (first hatched) seems to want more food.  Right after this Big Red (mom) rolled the hatching egg and sat back on top of all of them, which may have put a crimp in E2's style.

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