In case you missed my Zoom talk on the Red-shouldered Hawks of Allendale and would like to view it, here it is.
The talk, which runs under 24 minutes, is brought to you by the Fyke Nature Association and the Lee Memorial Library.
It stars 20 years of Red-shouldered Hawks, with a guest appearance or two by Allendale's legendary Stiles Thomas.
If you click the square in the lower right-hand corner of the screen, you can watch the video full-screen.
These endangered, magnificent hawks have made a remarkable recovery in Allendale, and can often be seen in the Celery Farm and elsewhere in town.
This past spring, a pair of adults had four young—the most in one brood ever—and all fledged.
Jim's talk covers Red-shoulders in general and their history in Allendale--dating back to the heyday of Stiles Thomas. With a surprise or two.
Jim, a marsh warden at the Celery Farm, monitors the nest for the state Department of Environmental Protection. He was able to document the hawk’s most recent nesting season and beyond with some great color photos.