The tiercel (male/dad) arrived and started messing with the bag so it was loosened and appeared to be on point of blowing away.
Then, a few minutes later, the formel flew in and began to push the bag back amongst the sticks.
Is there some dissension between our hawks about how to line the nest? Stay tuned!
It is always an interesting question where the hawks go during snowstorms, and yesterday we caught a glimpse of the tiercel (male/dad) perching on the former School Board building right next to the Franklin Institute, out of the worst of the blizzard-like conditions we had yesterday.
I asked John Blakeman about where the hawks might go at night or in bad weather. His response:
As much as it would be romantic to regard the nest as a cottage or shelter of retreat for the hawks, it's not that at all. If anything, it's only an obstetric space and later a nursery in function. The hawks' "home" is the entire 2-square mile territory, the entire neighborhood, which surely stretches up to the Art Museum, out over the river, and who knows how far in other directions."
- John Blakeman