Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Red tails mating

I had a very unusual encounter at a local park this weekend. A Red tail was sitting right above me in a tree. I started taking pictures when through my view screen another red tail landed on her. I didnt know what was going on at first until i realized they were mating. As awkward as it was i stood there and took pictures. I thought someone would think they were cool. The female Hawk has only one eye and has survived like that for three years.











4 comments:

  1. Birdboy - I have seen a LOT of pictures of Red-tails doin' the 'wild thing' and I have to say...these really are some of the VERY BEST!!! It almost happened for me one morning last week - but the red-tails decided to take their party to another tree...I'll post that next time.
    Absolutely AWESOME pictures!
    I actually captured the bald eagles mating but it was so far away - it's almost rediculous! Here is the link if you want to see how great yours are compared to mine!
    http://mybirdtales.blogspot.com/2008/02/eagle-love-is-in-air.html

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  2. As birdgirl said.... great photos. Being an 'old gramma' I can get away in saying " Even a one eyed gal can have a good time with her mate" haha
    I caught some Kestrels last year copulating and it was an awesome feeling to see into their personal behavior.

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  3. Great pics... spring is in the air!

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  4. This is incredible and amazing! Well done! And glad to hear the one eyed female has no problem surviving in this world!

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