I always told Lorelei that she was Charlotte's cousin that moved to the city.
We watched her grow all one summer.
And grew some more...
The first photo was taken on Sept 3 and the last one on October 11....I have watched for relatives every summer since that year but so far no luck. You know she had to leave lots of children behind with that body of hers!
I don't know what kind of hawk this is...I thought it was this one that I used to see out at the strip pits, but when it flew it did not have the white on the tail feathers. I am thinking it is a Red-tailed hawk. When it flew, I could see red at the base of the tail feathers on the back. But other than that bit of red, his back was dark. The way he flew I did not get a good look at his underwings... He was a pretty good sized hawk.
Edited to add: Take a look HERE at the Red -tailed hawk...then scroll down and look through all the other photos, got numbers 8 and 9. To add to the confusion, go HERE and then scroll down and look at the dark morph of the Swainson's Hawk. I still believe it is a Red-tailed because there are so many in the area and we are just east of the range of the Swainson Hawk's area.