October 15, 2021

On an afternoon walk in the Bear Creek Greenbelt I spotted three adult Red-tailed Hawks in a single bare tree.  Two of them, on the left-hand side of the tree, were very vocal–they appeared to be screaming at each other.  The third, by itself on the right-hand side of the tree, was quiet.

After looking at the pictures, I saw that one of the two vocal ones was banded–the resident female.  I did not recognize the second vocal one or the third one, both of which have lighter eyes, indicating they may be younger adults.

Resident female Red-tailed Hawk (when I zoomed in on the band, I could read the numbers 9573)

Red-tailed Hawk (light eyes, pale feathers above the beak)

Red-tailed Hawk (light eyes)