I took a lot of hawk photos over the last few days, so here are some to round out the week.
This fledgling has quite a voice! It sounds like a cross between an adult scream and a baby's wailing. She's definitely the soprano of the family.
One of the other siblings launches itself into a sapling tree and gets stuck for a minute or so.
Finally escaping the clutches of dead leaves...
One fledgling plays around on the construction structure at the Christadora.
Note how it tries to perch on the flimsy netting rather than the solid pipe. I've previously seen the hawks prefer to perch on cables, barbed wire or tiny branches rather than more stable options. I have no idea why they do this.
Meanwhile, another fledgling (not the one in the above photos) goes exploring next-door at CHARAS.
I was really alarmed to see the hawk in the window as there's all kinds of danger lurking in that building, so I was happy to see the hawk finally fly off.
On 7th Street, a fledgling gets mobbed by a mockingbird.
A robin (right) joins the fun.
The hawk put up with the bullying by the small birds for a really long time - maybe half an hour. The aggressors only flew off when a second hawk arrived.
A short while later...
You can see many more recent hawk photos here.