April 24, 2012

Surprise!

SDP  4-24-12
Henry and Henrietta have two babies!  Imagine my surprise.  One baby appeared to be all alone in the nest riding out a turbulent wind storm last night. When it calmed down for a moment, he made the most pathetic call to his mama and papa who were nowhere in my line of sight.  Within a couple of minutes, though, he perked up and Henrietta landed in the nest.  And, that's when the other little one showed himself!   How exciting.  Although I was tucked 30 yards away behind a palm tree, when Henrietta stared directly at me in a bone chilling kind of way that a mama hawk can pull off so well, I decided it was time to leave.  (This photo is really cropped so you can see both of the little ones.)  After waiting for so long, I was thrilled that one baby arrived -- let alone two.  What a nice hawk family:  Henry, Henrietta and the H.J.s

7 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Twins? So cute!

Kathy said...

Awesome photo! So up close and personal!

We are: clamco said...

Fantastic photo!!! Award winning! I'm bobbing up and down in my chair with excitment! Cute little fuzzy heads!!!!

Kate said...

You are having so much fun watching this family! Great shot of the trio!

Ali Crehan said...

Squuuueee!

I am enjoying watching your hawks along with Cornell's Big Red and Ezra - such lovely, lovely birds!

Lowell said...

Terrific photography! Kudos to you.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Wow, that's a bonus hey SRQ, one would have been great, two..brilliant! You sure can see where that expression 'hawk eye' comes from, what a stare. This is a very exciting development.