Buzz & Ruby Update - May 27, 2010 2:30 PM: Chicks still "Hanging" On (contains new photo links)

Buzz & Ruby Update - May 27, 2010 2:30 PM: Chicks still "Hanging" On (contains new photo links)

The above photo is of Lucy barely hanging onto a twig after losing a fierce fight for a mouse Buzz dropped. She fell back after Lucky, the runt, pulled it out of her mouth. Lucy and Larry are about 45 days old and chicks usually fledge between 42 and 46 days, so they can go any minute. Click on this link to see more photos by John Harrison (May 20 - 26):

http://picasaweb.google.com/peteraldenwildlife/RedTailedHawksOf185Alewif...

But more importantly, head on down to 185 Alewife across from the Fresh Pond Mall and be the first to see or photograph them fledging. Email Ernie if you see it happen.

To get on Ernie's email "Hawk Update", email him at: info@theexpertseries.TV

Check out John Harrison's wonderful blog, Medford Wildlife Watch, with more photos at:

http://blogs.wickedlocal.com/wildlife/

Comments

Went by at 3:30 hoping I would be able to spot something and I got "Lucky". I spotted him on a medium branch on a pine tree behind CVS. I was happy to see the little guy! There were several employees there taking a break so I explained why I was there not to cause a problem. Lucky also knew I was there. I must of gotten too close, even though I did try keep a distance. He then flew on top of a nearby low roof close by. I decided to back off even though he was in a clear, close view. I told myself enough intrusion and wonderment and let him be. I am an admitted "Hawk Stalker"! Good name for our group. Hildy

Went by at 3:30 hoping I would be able to spot something and I got "Lucky". I spotted him on a medium branch on a pine tree behind CVS. I was happy to see the little guy! There were several employees there taking a break so I explained why I was there not to cause a problem. Lucky also knew I was there. I must of gotten too close, even though I did try keep a distance. He then flew on top of a nearby low roof close by. I decided to back off even though he was in a clear, close view. I told myself enough intrusion and wonderment and let him be. I am an admitted "Hawk Stalker"! Good name for our group. Hildy