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Immature red-tailed hawk on Sargeant Street

I like to take different routes to work because I feel like it invites discovery. On Wednesday morning I decided to take a spin by the old Parsons Paper Mill site on Sargeant Street. Nearly a decade after a fire destroyed much of the mill, a neighboring business is expanding onto the site. The tangle of brick and machine left…

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First flights at downtown Holyoke Red-tailed Hawk nest

[portfolio_slideshow id=1326] The brood of three young Red-tailed Hawks is running about 12 days behind last year’s fledge date and over two weeks behind the 2012 brood, but I finally got to witness one of the first flights this morning. Two of the three nestlings have been extensively exploring the building right around the nest for the past several days,…

The three young hawks and their mother Sunday afternoon. Click to enlarge. (c) Greg Saulmon 2013

Fledging update: Full house at the hawk nest

After spending most of the morning on a bridge over the canal, yesterday’s fledgling decided to spend the rest of a lazy Sunday afternoon and evening around the nesting platform with the other two siblings. The fact that the fledgling managed to fly back up to the nest means that it’s already beginning to master the art of gaining altitude…