Our nesting red-tailed hawks (Buteo jamaicensis) across the canyon have THREE chicks! Last year they successfully fledged two. This year we weren’t sure how many chicks were in the nest until I saw three white fuzzy heads today. The proof is in the pudding, as they say. Or more precisely, in this video:
The parents have a lot of work to do in the next few weeks. For us human observers on the ground, it’ll be fun watching the chicks get bigger, grow feathers, and hopefully take their first flights. Stay tuned!