The first sighting
|First redtail at sunset May 22, 2012|
Always before, when I heard them occasionally up on top of the trees, they had been on the ones right over the house, which I can't see the top of.
|Second redtail at sunset May 22, 2012|
The next day or so, as I walked down the hill, once there were 3 adult redtails circling, soaring, riding the thermal.
Between the 22nd and the 28th, I saw them several times sitting up there on the tall trees.
May 31, 2013 This year, although I've seen and heard them at the other end of the trail to campus, they don't seem to be coming back to here. I hope they didn't try to go to the neighbors' place, that once cut down trees in nesting season, and the redtails that were here then vanished. There weren't redtails nearby here for years. Just yesterday that neighbor started some new construction project.
I am going to miss seeing 'my' redtails, but maybe I can get last year's photos sorted at last.