A Terrific Post by Don Torino
Monday Morning Mystery: 021218

Red-shoulder Nesting Season Is Near

Yesterday I noticed a pair of Red-tailed Hawks perched together in a tree at Allendale's Brookside School (see lousy cellphone shot above if you must).

That reminded me that our local Red-shoulders should be building their own nest soon.

Your assignment: Let me know if you see any local Red-shoulders flying with nesting materials, where you saw them, and in what direction they were headed.

If you see a leg band, you will receive multiple bonus points.

Last spring, we never did find a nest, so we wonder if/hope that there is a new female nesting this year.

A leg-band sighting would likely mean that Laura the Red-shoulder is still around, which would be nice to hear.