Thursday, May 09, 2013

Franklin Institute Hawks Update

Those who do not follow urban wildlife may not be familiar with the Franklin Institute hawks.  Their nest is on a windowsill at the Institute.  Last year the male hawk was killed before the baby hawks left the nest.  A younger(?) male took over the food providing role.  This year he and the female hawk returned to the nest and have hatched three eggs of their own.

There is a Hawkwatch blog, frequently updated and hosting a number of photographs.  We've had a lot of bad news days lately and checking in with the hawks can be a welcome change of pace.

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