RSH Nest update 6/18/07 (9 photos)

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Lou Buscher, Jun 18, 2007.

  1. All 3 still remain and looking good. One has started out of the nest and onto a branch. Little quicker than last year. Will have to keep an eye on this one.
    Lou

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  3. Very good set. I've never seen this bird's chicks before.

    LOuie
     
  4. Your getting some really nice stuff here Lou
     
  5. Thanks Louie, their cute aren't they Louie. Quite the small raptor the red shoulder is and my favorite in the hawk field. I had been following a white female red tail for 2 years and I get side tracked by these guys.
    Lou
     
  6. Thanks for the update, Lou.

    They are growing pretty fast.
     
  7. kilm53

    kilm53 Guest

    Very nic lou well done..
     
  8. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    This is a wonderful series Lou. It's enjoyable watching the chicks mature.
     
  9. Thanks Gary as it is hard not to as they are really active now and I have a great spot uphill so I am almost level with the nest. I found a spot that I can get through most of the leaves and the only trouble is the lighting. Been useing my 500+1.4 on my 1dm2n off a monopod. Just hopeing that one don't fall out of the tree s it's flight feathers are not quite ready and I don't feel like a drive to the rehab center. Took a bit longer last year.
    Lou
     
  10. I thought you had improverd your position and I fully realize what your going through with light and growing trees.
     
  11. Yes they are Phil. I may take my 800MM down for a few photos but than I need the tripod, Bummer. the 500with the 1.4 has IS so I can use my monopod. Thanks for looking.
    Lou
     
  12. THanks Peter, happy you could look in on them.
    Lou
     
  13. Frank I am really glad you are enjoying it. We still have some more action to go. Last year the first flights were in the begining of July. Thanks for the look.
    Lou
     
  14. Gary,
    Well when I went down and cut that one tree down I opened up a nice path to the nest for mid morning sun but the trunk to the left is always casting a shadow on the birds. But with the new opening from cutting the tree down I had to move further away to get the open look into the nest. The shadow of cause stays. Been useing ISO 800 and 1000 at 5.6. Each year the nest gets more closed in as you most know from your nestings.
    Now there is one more tree that if I took down well errrrr it's a little big and would yeild several cords of firewood:biggrin::biggrin: but would give a nice look into the nest and great afternoon light.
    Lou
     
  15. Gale

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    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Lou,
    Sorry I missed this post.
    I see the little one venturing out to see the world a bit..

    Nice shots

    Thank You for the update
     
  16. Thanks Gale and yes the one is very brave and I hope not stupid as I went down the mountain yesterday he was out on a branch right over the small road that goes up our mountain. Not a lot of trafic but yet it only takes one slip.
    I have had this happen before to one of these and once back in 2002 to a eaglet that came right down on to a main highway and right on a curve. I did get it into the woods and the parents took over from there. I ask the State Troopers on patrol (NYC Watershed) to keep an eye on him and they did. Most of them are pretty good guys/gals.
    Lou
     
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