Shannon O'Donnell spotted them this past Wednesday morning sitting on the water tower at 17th and Vine Streets.
While we wait and wait and wait for T2 to get to work on the nest, John Blakeman has some reassuring thoughts. I asked him whether, if T2 has never built a nest before, it might take him longer to get in gear than a more experienced tiercel on his third or fourth nesting cycle?
"Yes, the new tiercel's inexperience is almost surely the explanation for his lack of activity at the nestsite. It's still January. A lot of wild (well, rural) red-tails simply don't pay any attention to nest building or refurbishing until February. You are just a bit farther south, so things start there a bit earlier, but I think by only a week or two.