The nestlings (now it looks like there are five) are out of the nest, hop-flying around the tree.
A neighbor said that, last night, one of them was down on the ground, trying to get back up the tree. I wouldn't be surprised if this was the one - it was sitting on a lower branch only ~20 ft up.
The past few days the adults (or at least the mother) have been calling differently - long, soft calls.
Foto: Juan Flores
The Accipitridae, one of the two major families within the order Accipitriformes (the diurnal birds of prey), are a family of small to large birds with strongly hooked bills and variable morphology based on diet. They feed on a range of prey items from insects to medium-sized mammals, with a number feeding on carrion and a few feeding on fruit. The Accipitridae have a cosmopolitan distribution, being found on all the world's continents (except Antarctica) and...