off in the distance another Red Tail soaring over the field.
Excited by our siting we moved on to get the Queen, not thinking any more about it. Then on our way out of the park in the same area, McGuffy shouted ... "Look, there are two of them!" And sure enough, a pair of Red Tails sitting together in the same tree.
As we watched and snapped pictures we noticed that they seemed to be as interested in us as we were in them. This is very unusual behavior for a Red Tail who would usually be spooked by our presence.
then we looked around for a nest, thinking they were probably guarding their nest and that is why they just stayed there.
So that was just awesome and off we went to our coffee shop, immersed in laughter and fun stories ... not giving a thought to the birds. But when I got home and downloaded my pictures and got a good look at these beauties, I realized that these were branchlings ... a first for me. I have seen Red Tail babies because we often had them at the Rehab center ... but these adorable branchlings were interested in us because they didn't know any better. They are out learning about the world and soon they will be semi accomplished hunters under their parents tutelage and by next winter they will have to fend for themselves. Many don't make it through their first year ... I hope these two are lucky and smart and live to be a ripe old age.