Above is a photo of Laura the Red-shouldered Hawk (note band on right leg just after leaving her nest on Pittis Ave. in Allendale.
Stiles Thomas reminded me that this is the 15th year in a row that the endangered Red-shoulders have nested near the Celery Farm, and I felt guilty that I haven't spent more time there.
I spent almost an hour at the nest, starting just before noon, and saw at least one large whitish head of a nestling just after I arrived.
Did not manage to photograph the baby, but I did get several shots that might be of interest to fans of Laura and the Red-shouldered Hawks of Allendale -- of Laura, Laura and her mate, and Laura on and by nest follow. They are in a photo album in the right-hand column of this blog.
Note: You can download a free iBook about these incredible birds of Alendale (and Ramsey). Look in the left-hand-column of this blog.