Monday, July 9, 2012

Red Tail

It's always exciting to see your hawk get the defining characteristic that makes it a "Red Tailed" hawk.  She has seven feathers pretty much fully grown in, four in various stages of growing in, and she just lost the last brown feather this past weekend.  I think it is neat how there is still a barring pattern to a couple of her feathers.  The moult progresses nicely!  Sassy also just lost her last tail feather, but there is no difference between her last set and the new one, so doesn't make a very exciting picture.