|Photos from Mark Hengesbaugh 6/10/2014|
Today [6/10/14] at the dam we saw three Cooper’s hawk chicks in the nest and one on the ground … This may be a good time to remind people if they see an immature bird that’s not in the nest, it doesn't mean the bird is abandoned. Almost certainly a parent is around. It’s just that fledging is an awkward process.
The chick on the ground may be the 'runt.' It's possible that s/he was kicked out of the nest by parents or siblings. Later that same day, though, no one was seen on the ground. I'll continue to bring you the updates as they come in. Back to you, Houston. Over.