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 Red-Tailed Hawk - Franklin Institute, PA
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By: DoxieMom19 (offline) on Tuesday, May 11 2010 @ 12:11 PM EDT  
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Guess I missed the delivery of some greenery this morning?

Here they are all lined up, snuggled together, and napping Smile

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By: DoxieMom19 (offline) on Tuesday, May 11 2010 @ 05:00 PM EDT  
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Time to eat, wake up!

Tiercel comes in, but I think his talons were empty, but he did pull some food from the nest that was buried
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Tiercel is joined by Formel on the left
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Eyasses watch as one of their siblings is struggling with a rather large piece of food. This is not an uncommon sight! Makes you wonder if they could choke on such large pieces, but then they manage to get it into their crop!!
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By: DoxieMom19 (offline) on Tuesday, May 11 2010 @ 05:03 PM EDT  
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Interesting scene - the eyasses were already up when the Tiercel flew in with some food. Each got some.

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Just standing around, flapping their wings periodically!

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Back to the eyass huddle Smile

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By: DoxieMom19 (offline) on Tuesday, May 11 2010 @ 05:56 PM EDT  
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The parents are in and out of the nest

Formel with her eyasses
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Tiercel on left, Formel on right
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Look at the darker feathers coming in on their wings! (or could that be feathers or fur from their latest meal?)
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By: DoxieMom19 (offline) on Tuesday, May 11 2010 @ 07:24 PM EDT  
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Roughly 3 weeks ago these eyasses hatched...

Yes, there are 3 tiny heads in the nest being tended to by the Formel love
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Fast Forward to today : Looking out on Winter Street in Pennsylvania:
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I'm in awe of the strength they're already showing!!
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By: DoxieMom19 (offline) on Wednesday, May 12 2010 @ 12:21 PM EDT  
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Each and every day, these eyasses are growing and changing colors Smile LOL, just realized the scap from last night is almost identical!

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Here's another scap from later in the morning! They're moving their wings so fast when they flap them now, it's hard to capture a non-blurry image!

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By: DoxieMom19 (offline) on Wednesday, May 12 2010 @ 12:25 PM EDT  
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Formel feeding her eyasses... the one on the far right patiently waits his turn and is fed last, but not because he hadn't tried to snag a few bites on his own
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While the Formel is feeding the one on the left, the one on the right plays tug of war with the prey under the Formel's talons... he does get most of it, but then she immediately grabs it back from him!!
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Tiercel lands with yet another mouse, Formel immediately grabs it and he takes off!
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By: DoxieMom19 (offline) on Wednesday, May 12 2010 @ 12:26 PM EDT  
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Formel prepares to take off with the new prey in her mouth as the eyass on the right tries to tug on her tail feathers!! Smile
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Well fed eyasses Smile It's around 50 degrees in Philly, so they're still snuggling Smile
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