Braintree Hawks: Since 2002, a pair of hawks has been raising babies in a tree within view of my office in Braintree, Mass. After single chicks in 2002 and 2003, the pair had twins in 2004. In 2005, they moved a little further away to a tree across the street and raised one chick. Here are images from all four years. Also see video from 2004 and 2005. Click on any thumbnail to start photo show at that point.
The 2005 nest is further away than in previous years so it was necessary to use digiscoping to get Junior IV on June 5.  Televue 85 telescope, Canon S45 digital camera. The 2005 nest is further away than in previous years so it was necessary to use digiscoping to get Junior IV on June 5. Televue 85 telescope, Canon S45 digital camera. Junior IV on June 5.  Digiscoped with Televue 85 telescope, Canon S45 digital camera. Junior IV on June 5. Digiscoped with Televue 85 telescope, Canon S45 digital camera.
Junior IV on June 5. Digiscoped with Televue 85 telescope, Canon S45 digital camera. Junior IV on June 5. Digiscoped with Televue 85 telescope, Canon S45 digital camera. Juniors III (twins) in the nest with one of the parents, May 13, 2004, about three weeks after hatching. Juniors III (twins) in the nest with one of the parents, May 13, 2004, about three weeks after hatching.
One of the 2004 twins, four days out of the nest, greets the dawn.  Digiscoped. One of the 2004 twins, four days out of the nest, greets the dawn. Digiscoped. One of the parents roosts on our office building, 2004. One of the parents roosts on our office building, 2004.
The hawks have to put up with getting mobbed by smaller birds such as mockingbirds. The hawks have to put up with getting mobbed by smaller birds such as mockingbirds. One of the Juniors III spreads his wings, 2004. One of the Juniors III spreads his wings, 2004.
Young red-tailed hawk Junior II (2003) right outside my office window. Young red-tailed hawk Junior II (2003) right outside my office window. Young red-tailed hawk Junior II right outside my office window, Braintree, Mass., 2003. Young red-tailed hawk Junior II right outside my office window, Braintree, Mass., 2003.
Red-tailed hawk pants on a hot day, 2003. Red-tailed hawk pants on a hot day, 2003. One of the parents flies to the nest, Braintree, 2003. One of the parents flies to the nest, Braintree, 2003.
Young red-tailed hawk Junior I (2002 edition) right outside my office window. Young red-tailed hawk Junior I (2002 edition) right outside my office window. Young red-tailed hawk Junior I right outside my office window, Braintree, Mass., 2002. Young red-tailed hawk Junior I right outside my office window, Braintree, Mass., 2002.
Young red-tailed hawk Junior I (2002 edition) right outside my office window. Young red-tailed hawk Junior I (2002 edition) right outside my office window. Junior I sees if parent has any food, 2002. Junior I sees if parent has any food, 2002.

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