The nest is perched high atop a pole (compliments of Monroe County) about 200 yards from my morning deck. Most mornings there is no movement and with an obtuse spotting scope I can see the beginnings of a nest of heavy twigs – home building, slow and deliberate. Then an evening arrives and the outline appears. I grab my camera and shoot as best I can.
I live in suburbia with a tiny backyard – we actually had a hawk in our yard this fall! I got some really good pictures through the backdoor before it flew off.
Are you still in upstate New York? We loved living in Rochester, except of course for the constant snow (!).
Nancy, yes I’m still living in upstate but right now I am in the Florida keys – dreading going back to NY tomorrow 😦
I live about 90 miles south of Rochester (Corning, NY area) – in fact, we will be landing (keeping fingers crossed) in Rochester tomorrow evening.
Good luck with your hawk – we have a couple of red-tail hawks that hunt over the fields – where field mice are plentiful after a plowing.
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