Some sad news on the red-shouldered hawks that have been nesting in a sideyard near the Allendale-Ramsey border.
They are the pair that formed after the first female was injured (and rehabbed).
Marsh Warden Stiles Thomas found a dead two-week-old hawk chick on the ground about five yards beyond the nest.
It is unclear if there are other chicks remaining, but these hawks have had a low percentage of success.
I don't like to post bad news on this blog, but this does serve as a reminder of how tough it is for wild critters -- especially threatened species like red-shouldered hawks.