Apr 15, 2022
It’s springtime and the beginning of nesting season for hummingbirds and raptors (aka, birds of prey, such as the eagle, hawk, owl, or falcon). The Presidio’s resident Red-tailed Hawk pair have been hard at work preparing their nest 100 feet up in one of the Presidio’s blue gum eucalyptus trees for their expanding family. In mid-March the mamma hawk laid two eggs and in 28-35 days the first baby hawks of the season should hatch.
You can follow along on the journey by watching the live Raptor Cam. It’s extraordinary to have the opportunity to watch these birds up close in their natural habitat. So far, we’ve seen the two hawks trade off on incubation duties, pappa hawk bring mamma hawk a small rodent for lunch, and hours of the primal extinct to care for offspring.