There is a lovely hawk nest just above the place where Boutte Tree worker walk from their cars to our trucks each morning.  The guys have been speculating about the development of the hawks since they were first noticed.  This is the second year that the nest is being used to raise young hawks.  From what we can tell, the babies are learning to fly.  Maybe since these guys are climbers they feel a special affinity with tree dwelling creatures?  The nest is in the branch union of a tulip poplar about 25 feet off the ground.  The babies are already about the size of a cornish hen….when they grow to full size they will be huge like their mother!  We can see the mother catching mice and even snakes to bring to her babies!

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