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The Last Raptor Babies


August 7, 2019

Doug Harling

An early shot of the babies in the nest.

It's been a great year of seeing raptors finding new mates and others reconnecting with lifelong loves. I've watched owls take over a new nest only to have it fall apart and be forced to raise their young on the ground. I've watched Cooper's Hawks build their nest in their usual little forest that I have watched for several years. I've watched Red-Tail Hawks teach their young to fly and now they are amazing little hunters already. I go see owls now that were born this year and I can hardly tell the young ones from the parents.

Now, the last of the raptors are about to fledge and I will a...

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