Out on the highway between home and town, high in a tree, was a hawk nest. We have watched this empty old nest for several years. Finally were rewarded with the hatching of two babies around July 1st,2009.
A long shot of the tree with mom guarding the nest.
Mom is sitting on nest being very protective.
A good closeup of an adult, note dragonfly on branch underneath.
A baby's little down covered head.
The two babies begin to get dark.
The babies finally stand up and show themselves.
Mom brings a nice piece of red meat to the hungry almost grown babies. They took their first flight the next day, August 1st.